On Break at L.L. Bean

Ali, an 18-year-old Somali refugee grateful to his adoptive nation, wants to enlist in the Army. Jerome, Ali’s 65-year-old coworker who views him as close as a son, fears for this young Muslim man’s life in a nation increasingly resistant to him. Set in Freeport, Maine. About a half hour outside of Lewiston.

A play about love of country and the love between men.

Commissioned by Now...
Ali, an 18-year-old Somali refugee grateful to his adoptive nation, wants to enlist in the Army. Jerome, Ali’s 65-year-old coworker who views him as close as a son, fears for this young Muslim man’s life in a nation increasingly resistant to him. Set in Freeport, Maine. About a half hour outside of Lewiston.

A play about love of country and the love between men.

Commissioned by Now Africa Playwrights Festival
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On Break at L.L. Bean

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  • Jordan Elizabeth Henry:
    19 Feb. 2018
    What a beautiful, heart-felt exploration of kinship between two men: their conflict is real, immediate, and visceral because the love between them feels so true. There are so many gems tucked inside this short play.

Development History

  • Commission
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    Now Africa Playwrights Festival
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    2016