Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1990s
Settings Of Play - A bakery in Amsterdam, 1992 - 1994
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Sixteen Wounded is a play told with both humor and heart wrenching honesty, which revolves around the fateful colliding of two seemingly disparate lives - a lonely, emotionally remote Jewish baker, and a passionate, young Palestinian far from home. A friendship evolves as the two men struggle with their personal identities and their loyalties - to their past, their beliefs, and, finally, to each other. But can this relationship stave off the inevitable?
"Kraiem's tender humanism leaves room for hope, even in a world more complicated than some would like to acknowledge." - USA Today
"The very existence of this play strikes a blow for civilization." - The New York Times
"Sixteen Wounded has the advantage of timeliness, but its human issues will thankfully outlive current events." - Time Out NY
Sixteen Wounded premiered at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT in February 2003 under the direction of Matt August. A revised version premiered on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre in April 2004 under the direction of Gary Hynes.