This production was staged as part of our 2015/16 Season

A Steady Rain

A Steady Rain

September 18 to October 11, 2015 | On the Hertz Stage
Part of the Hertz Stage Series

Contains: Strong profanity; descriptions of extreme violence and sexual situations. Recommended for ages 18 and up.

"I remain in awe of Sal Viscuso and Thomas Vincent Kelly...Theirs is a classic noir love triangle—updated to the mean streets of the modern day...No doubt about it: Huff's a gifted writer." —Wendell Brock for AJC

A Steady Rain is a harrowing and intimate story of two Chicago policemen pushing their moral boundaries to the breaking point. Joey and Denny have been best friends since kindergarten and now are practically family—Joey helps out with Denny's wife and kids; Denny keeps Joey away from the bottle. Sharing a squad car, the two men bond together against an increasingly violent and deeply troubling inner city.

Scorching drama with haunting performances and edge-of-your-seat dramatic tension 

From playwright Keith Huff, a writer and producer of ABC's American Crime, Syfy’s Helix, AMC’s Mad Men, and the Netflix series House of Cards, A Steady Rain is directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder Jeff Perry, well known for his role as Cyrus Beene on the hit TV series Scandal.

Joseph Jefferson Award winner for Best New Work and Best Production  

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Cast & Crew


  • Joey
    Thomas is pleased to return to the Alliance Theatre where he played Mike in Good People directed by Susan V. Booth. Regional credits include: A Steady... read more »
  • Denny
    Sal is making his Alliance debut. He previously performed A Steady Rain at the Guthrie. Moved by Ivan Dixon's Emmy-winning performance in The Final War of Olly... read more »


  • Costume Design
    This is Jeff’s 2nd season at the Alliance. In his 30 year career in regional theater he has designed costumes for over 75 productions. Of those shows, 50 have been... read more »
  • Projection and Scenic Design
    Adam is a Los Angeles based designer. Regional work includes productions with the Hollywood Bowl, South Coast Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, The Wallis Annenberg Center, Long... read more »
  • Lighting Design
    Michael designed the lighting for Annapurna at the Acorn Theatre Off-Broadway, NYC. He also made his Minneapolis regional debut with his design for A Steady Rain at The... read more »
  • Playwright
    Huff has an MFA from the University of Iowa's Playwright's Workshop and is the recipient of a Jeff Award, a Drama-Logue Award, the Cunningham Prize, the John... read more »
  • Music
    Music: Avenue X (the award-winning acappella musical at Playwrights Horizons in New York and at the Alliance directed by Susan Booth); Standup Shakespeare (directed by... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Jennifer is excited and grateful to be part of this production of A Steady Rain at the Alliance Theatre! Favorite Los Angeles credits include: Adding Machine: The... read more »
  • Stage Manager
    Brett is excited to return to the Alliance after working on Blues for an Alabama Sky last season. He has worked most recently at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in... read more »
  • Sound Design
    John's work has been seen at LATC, Guthrie, Portland Center Stage, South Coast Rep, Humana Festival, Disney Hall, Geffen, Center Theater Group, Broad Stage, Cherry... read more »


  • Assistant Director
    Deidra is thrilled to be at the Alliance for the first time...hello, Atlanta! Theatre as director: benefit reading of the new play The Quality of Mercy by Alyson... read more »
  • Director
    Perry currently stars on the ABC hit series, Scandal, opposite Kerry Washington where he plays “Cyrus Beene,” The White House’s Chief of Staff. ... read more »

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