Syrus Lowe as Barry Obama and Junaid Faiz as Sal Maqbool.
1985. Harlem. 3am. Barry Obama and his room-mate
Sal Maqbool are looking for a missing dog on the streets
of New York.
The President and The Pakistani is the story of a young man and the friend he has
to leave behind to achieve his dreams. Based on the incredible chapter in the life
of Barack Obama, when he lived in a crime-ridden and violent neighbourhood with an
illegal Pakistani immigrant, this is a gripping play about a night when a hunt for
the truth exposes the lies we want to believe in.
Following on from their collaboration on Arab Spring (The Nursery)The President
and The Pakistani is a new work by playwright and journalist Rashid Razaq, directed
by Tom Attenborough.