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Sunday 17 February 2019

'A Steady Rain' for National Opera House

Rónán P. Kelly and Fintan Kelly in ‘A Steady Rain’
Rónán P. Kelly and Fintan Kelly in ‘A Steady Rain’

Maria Pepper

Wexford theatre company Like a Fox will stage the Irish premiere of the smash hit play 'A Steady Rain' by Keith Huff in the Jerome Hynes Theatre of the National Opera House on on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 13, 14, 15, 16.

The play stars Fintan Kelly and Rónán P. Byrne as Joey and Denny, best buddies and Chicago cops who are no strangers to the city's underbelly. The tense, dark and comic play follows both men through a wet summer on the beat.

One fateful night, a call to a domestic disturbance has life-altering consequences for the desperate duo. Can their friendship, families and careers survive?.

'A Steady Rain' will be directed by the Wexford playwright Eoghan Rua Finn who has previously directed The Blackstairs Triklogy and The Kill God.

The Broadway run of 'A Steady Rain' starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig and broke box-office records when it was first staged in 2009.

Tickets are available at the National Opera House box-office, telephone 053 9122144 and online at www.nationaloperahouse.ie. The show will start at 9 p.m. each night.

Gorey Guardian

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