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A Steady Rain

ensemble theatre · put that coffee down productions · Ages 17+ · United States of America

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TODD PICKERING certified reviewer June 03, 2017
tagged as: intense · touching · Beautiful · terrifying
This is an important show. If you think you are having a bad day then go see this show. Issues of race and class and family and friendship all in one show. It makes you look into your life and notice that things aren't so bad. It is rare to find two actors that connect and work hard at not working too hard. Theatre is about moments. We go to the theatre to see moments. And this production has many more than most shows. Go see it.... full review
CHRISTINE KENT certified reviewer June 04, 2017
You couldn't help but struggle w the characters as they portrayed the tangling grit of crime and undoing.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2017
A socially relevant, powerful evening- go see it.... full review
RANDY ROBERTS certified reviewer June 05, 2017
"A Steady Rain" at Hollywood Fringe is, in a word, intense. Hey, it's about a pair of Chicago cops....duh! And while we see a lot of cop shows on the big and little screens, this one on stage is unique in its approach. We see these two men relating to each other face to face.... and yet also speaking to the audience about each other. A tricky challenge, and it works! That's thanks to RJ DeBard and Andy Hoff who portray the characters and director John Kirby who's taken this former Broadway play in another direction. There's humor, there's conflict and mostly there's the human dilemma of maintaining friendship amidst growing rivalry. Adding to the production values: interesting video projection and good sound effects. Don't miss it!... full review
SARA BALLANTINE certified reviewer June 05, 2017
The piece is so well rehearsed and fully realized. Seems a shame there aren't more performances. The actors really have done such deep and evolved work.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 06, 2017
From top to bottom, from acting to script, this is a great show.... full review
AUSTIN TRIZINSKY certified reviewer June 10, 2017
An emotional and thought-provoking show that explores friendship, circumstance, and the human condition seemlessly. The chemistry between the two actors is impossible to ignore as they played their roles to perfection. So glad I saw this.... full review
ED SHARROW certified reviewer June 11, 2017
tagged as: five stars · award worthy · Engaging
Dramatic perfection. Acting, directing and writing that exceeds expectation.... full review
SKYE BORGMAN certified reviewer June 11, 2017
Amazing. It's so obvious the very clear and detailed work that the actors have put into this show. ... full review
CHRIS ZAPPIA certified reviewer June 12, 2017
tagged as: moving · thought provoking
The work that John's students perform with his guidance is both graceful and inspiring. All in all, the play was wonderful from beginning to end. And I can't wait to see it a second time.... full review

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