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  Don't Smoke In Bed at Flat Iron Arts Building

Don't Smoke In Bed

Flat Iron Arts Building
1579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago

DON'T SMOKE IN BED tells the story of an interracial couple being interviewed about their marriage by an unseen journalist via webcam. As Richard, a Jamaican-American man, and Sheryl, an Irish-American woman, open up about their relationship, inner demons are revealed and their effort to start a family together is complicated. DON'T SMOKE IN BED presents a rich, insightful exploration of how society's expectations influence what goes on behind closed doors.

Presented by Chimera Ensemble

Thru - Jul 8, 2018

Price: $15-$23

Show Type: Drama

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Windy City Times - Recommended

"...Over a fast-paced one hour and 40 minutes, Squire's script dives deep into Richard and Sheryl's minds, their past experiences and their present challenges that love may or may not be able to overcome. Director Chika Ike gives each character equal respect and care, acknowledging their places in the world as well as their blind spots. Intimacy designer Gaby Labotka ( assisted by Courtney Abbott ) creates a gorgeous and fully believable marital relationship, from the insatiable early days to the utter exhaustion of being parents coupled with desire. It's during the more intimate moments that we feel completely drawn into Richard and Sheryl's world, the ups that keep them together and the downs that may drive them apart. Milo Blue's set design beautifully recreates a New York City bedroom, pretty and compact, and the production's open captioning makes the production accessible to more audience members."
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Lauren Emily Whalen

The Hawk Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...The execution of the dialogue is bolstered by the strong talent of both cast members. The dynamic performances of both Nicole Fabbri (Sheryl) and Kai A. Ealy (Richard) capitalize on the rich complexities of these people. It is clear that both actors put in an exhaustive amount of work to understand the inner conflict experienced by each of their characters and even more time in understanding how each element relates to a combined chemistry. Chimera Ensemble should be highly commended for how well these actors worked together in the setting created by the talented team."
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