Furlough's Paradise

Hertz Stage
Best enjoyed by audiences 16+
World Premiere Kendeda Winner
A poignant new play on the dynamics that lead us to our home. 

By a.k. payne 
Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

Winner of the 20th annual Alliance/Kendeda National Graduation Playwriting Competition, Furlough’s Paradise is a poignant new play examining the dynamics that shape our lives and lead us to where we make our homes.  Cousins Sade and Mina, raised like sisters but now leading very different lives, return to their childhood town for the funeral of their mother and aunt.  While Sade is on a three-day furlough from prison and Mina experiences a brief reprieve from her career and life on the West Coast, the two try to make sense of grief, home, love, and kinship. But traumas and resentments from the past, both real and surreal, threaten to pull them apart, all as time ticks towards the correctional officer's arrival.    



Hertz Stage

Hertz Stage view during The Whipping Man

The Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage is a modern, 200-seat Black Box theatre. This versatile facility accommodates a number of distinct stage layouts.

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