OBAMA-OLOGY, Skylight Theatre 2016

OBAMA-OLOGY, Skylight Theatre 2016

OBAMA-OLOGY

98 mins, no intermission July 23 - August 28, 2016                    

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by Aurin Squire
directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

Plays in repertory with CHURCH & STATE

presented in association with Providence Entertainment Ltd 


"Powerful...timely. You would be hard pressed to find something better...well written, thought provoking" - Discover Hollywood review

"Theatergoing at its best. A fresh new playwrighting voice. Engrossing...insightful,moving, funny"
WOW! - StageSceneLA review

"Savvy, clever and frequently funny...characters are richly developed"
TOP TEN & RECOMMENDED 
- StageRawreview

"Fascinating... I recommend Aurin Squire's "Obama-ology," at Skylight Theatre..."- LA Observed


Changing the world isn't as easy as Warren had imagined.

An enthusiastic African-American college graduate is hired by the 2008 Obama campaign and lands in the streets of East Cleveland. Somewhere between knocking on doors, fending off cops, and questioning his own identity, he learns that working in the "spotlight of Hope" isn't going to be as easy as he had imagined. Obama-ology is a compelling exploration of re-igniting the dreams of a black minority and the hopes of a country.

Aurin Squire is an award-winning playwright, journalist, and multimedia artist. Currently he is a staff writer for the new CBS political satire BrainDead.

CAST:

Brie Eley, Obama-ology - Skylight Theatre 2016 Sally Hughes, Obama-ology - Skylight Theatre 2016 Kurt Mason Peterson, Obama-ology - Skylight Theatre 2016 Nicholas Anthony Reid, Obama-ology - Skylight Theatre 2016

Brie
Eley

Sally
Hughes
 Kurt
Mason
Peterson

Nicholas Anthony
Reid

 

     

WRITER:

Aurin Squire, Obama-ology - Skylight Theatre 2016 DIRECTOR:

Jon Rivera, Obama-ology - Skylight Theatre 2016

  Aurin
Squire
 

Jon
Rivera

 

DESIGNERS:  
SETS - Jeff McLaughlin COSTUMES - Mylette Nora
LIGHTS - Sohail E. Najafi VIDEO - Nicholas Santiago
SOUND - Chris Moscatiello  
   

 obama opening night website

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER:
Christopher Hoffman

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VIDEOS:

Brie Eley on OBAMA-OLOGY and its relevance to today


Click to play (1:47)                                     
Actor, Brie Eley on the story of Obama-ology and how it's not about history, but about today

Interview - Meet Nicholas Anthony Reid

Click to play (1:11)                                     
Nicholas Anthony Reid, talks about one of the memorable quotes of the play and how playing Warren onstage
inspires him offstage. 

What is Obama-ology about? Director, Jon Lawrence Rivera


Click to play (1:13)                                     
Director, Jon Lawrence Rivera talks about the play


PHOTOS:

 Nicholas Anthony Reid in Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight Theatre

 Kurt Mason Peterson and Nicholas Anthony Reid in Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight Theatre

Kurt Mason Peterson, Brie Eley, and Nicholas Anthony Reid in Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight TheatreBrie Eley and Nicholas Anthony Reid in Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight Theatre

 Sally Hughes, Nicholas Anthony Reid, Kurt Mason Peterson, and Brie Eley in Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight Theatre

Nicholas Anthony Reid and Sally Hughes in Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight Theatre

Nicholas Anthony Reid and Brie Eley in Obama-ology by Aurin Squire at Skylight Theatre

Director Jon Lawrence Rivera and Playwright Aurin Squire, Obama-ology, Skylight Theatre