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

Don't Smoke In Bed in Finborough Theatre

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 … Read more