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February 19, 2016

Obama-ology writer returns to the Finborough with Don’t Smoke in Bed

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emilyhardy

Don't Smoke In Bed in Finborough Theatre

Greg Lockett and Clare Latham in Don't Smoke In Bed Following the success of last year's production of Obama-ology, multi-award-winning African-American playwright Aurin Squire returns to the Finborough Theatre with another world premiere – Don’t Smoke In Bed, opening 6 March 2016.

Don’t Smoke In Bed is a exploration of social and racial perception in contemporary America. Jamaican-American Richard and White-American Sheryl are starting a family together. When they agree to a series of 'bedroom interviews', they believe that their interracial relationship is the focus of the article. As both play up to what they believe are the expectations of the interviewer, they embark on a journey that challenges their relationship to the core as the barriers between psychological and social, sexual and political, public and private, melt and dissolve.

Writer Aurin Squire’s play Obama-ology received its world premiere at the 2014, and was subsequently produced at RADA. Squire is a New York journalist and playwright who graduated from The Juilliard School’s Liia Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Program in May 2015. His plays include A Family Manual for Kwanzaa, The Great Black Sambo Machine and Defacing Michael Jackson. Currently, he is a television staff writer for the new political satire Brain Dead that will premiere on CBS in 2015.

Director Andrew Twyman is currently the Artistic Director at Plane Paper Theatre Company.

The cast includes Clare Latham (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Green Eyes – The Hotel Plays, Romeo and Juliet, The Talented Mr Ripley), and Greg Lockett (African Americana, The Merchant of Venice, Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future).

Don't Smoke In Bed will be presented at the Finborough Theatre Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 March 2016. Book Now

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