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Archive for Jeff Perry

A STEADY RAIN at the Odyssey Theatre


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Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

A steady rain falls on the lives of two Chicago cops, but it can’t wash away the pain and hatred and guilt that live in them. Though one seems to be the “good cop” and the other “bad,” nothing is clear-cut in this Keith Huff play. Read more…

Pauline Adamek  – ArtsBeatLA

In Keith Huff’s casually profane police procedural A Steady Rain, two hard-boiled men converse with each other and with us, breaking the fourth wall to relate a familiar workplace saga. The men, Joey (Thomas Vincent Kelly) and Denny (Sal Viscuso), are grizzled Chicago cops and partners–salt of the earth working stiffs–worn down and somewhat cynical from years of pounding the beat as a desirable promotion to detective status continues to elude them both. We gain an insight into their murky friendship, their private lives and how they intersect.   Read more…

Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

Most renown for its sold-out 100-performance run on Broadway in 2009 with the outsized marquee power of stars Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, A Steady Rain finds perhaps a more congenial home in the basic-black intimacy of the Odyssey under the guidance of Chicago’s Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry (who plays White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene on Scandal).   Read more…

Les Spindle –  Frontiers L.A.

Previously presented on Broadway in 2009, starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, Keith Huff’s hard-hitting drama A Steady Rain packs the testosterone-charged punch of a David Mamet play, coupled with a surprisingly tender portrait of a complex male friendship.   Read more…

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