"House of Cards" and Steady Rain Writer to Premiere New Political Drama | Playbill

News "House of Cards" and Steady Rain Writer to Premiere New Political Drama Keith Huff, the Emmy Award-nominated writer of "House of Cards," whose two-man play A Steady Rain was seen on Broadway, will premiere a new political drama as part of Carthage Theatre's New Play Initiative in March.

Presented at Carthage College, the new work will be staged Feb. 27-28, March 1 and March 5-7. Martin McClendon will direct. Each year the New Play Initiative premieres a work by a prominent writer. Up the Hill, according to Carthage, "crafts a gripping story of youthful idealism confronting terrible choices. Jill and Jack are new congressional interns, each excited to be serving their country in Washington D.C.’s corridors of power. But before very long, both of them get caught in a web of blackmail and political intrigue that will force them to question everything they believe. Against all odds, can they really make a difference? Or will they become part of the problem?"

Huff's A Steady Rain was presented on Broadway with Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig in 2009. He has also written for "Mad Men."

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