There’s something disconcerting about seeing a Brit and an Aussie plunge themselves deep into south-side Chicago accents for an hour and a half. But theatergoers had packed the house for the opportunity when I saw the Broadway production of A Steady Rain by local playwright Keith Huff.

Obviously, it wasn’t Huff’s mediocre, brutal, chronologically challenged two-hander that drew the crowds, but the particular Brit and Aussie on the bill: mega-hunk movie stars Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman, who play beat cops Denny and Joey. The two share the minimalist stage for the duration, each unfolding his version of the chain of career- and life-wrecking events that follow from Joey inviting a prostitute to a family dinner.