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Gritty drama makes its regional debut on the B3 stage

By From page B3 | May 14, 2014

The B Street Theatre is pleased to present “A Steady Rain,” Keith Huff’s dark duologue exploring the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence and the rough streets of Chicago.

Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten and, after working together for several years as policemen in Chicago, they are practically family. When a domestic disturbance call takes a turn for the worse, their friendship is put on the line. The result is a harrowing journey into a moral gray area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of pimps, prostitutes and criminal lowlifes.

Huff is currently writing the film adaptation of “A Steady Rain” for Barbara Brocolli (EON Films), an original screenplay “Kill Switch” for Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG Films), the cable series “Why We Fight” for Steven Spielberg/Dreamworks TV and AMC and just completed a Season 4 stint as writer/co-producer for AMC’s Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning series “Mad Men,” for which he won a 2011 Writers Guild Award (Best Drama Series). He is currently a writer/producer for the NetFlix series “House of Cards.”

The B Street production is directed by Lyndsay Burch and features Kurt Johnson as Denny and Dave Pierini as Joey. Scenic designer is Samantha Reno with lighting design by Ron Madonia and stage manager Megan West.

Previews for “A Steady Rain” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 16, and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The play opens at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 8 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 p.m. matinees on Thursdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays (select dates) plus an added 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, June 14, the play’s closing date.

Preview tickets are $15 for May 16 & 17; Tickets for regular shows are $23 to $35. Purchase tickets online at bstreettheatre.org, call (916) 443-5300 or stop by the box office, 2711 B St. in Sacramento, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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