Reno is the story of actress Marilyn Monroe and playwright Arthur Miller's marriage imploding in Nevada during the making of her last movie The Misfits. Miller is the writer, Monroe the star, but Miller finds himself the referee between Marilyn and tyrannical director John Huston, as she finds comfort in addiction and the suffocating method acting teachings of Paula Strasberg.
Roy Smiles plays include Ying Tong - A Walk with The Goons, Pythonesque, Kurt & Sid and Year Of The Rat (all published by Oberon Books), Stand Up, Bombing People, Schmucks, Lunatics' Tango, The Last Pilgrim, Roberto Calvi Is Alive & Well and The Promised Land. He has won two Guinness Fringe Awards and was short-listed for Best Play at the Off West Awards in 2001. He had a writing attachment to the National Theatre in 2001. His book on comic influences: Funny People is also published by Oberon Books.