Sixteen Wounded

by  Eliam Kraiem

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"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

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Sixteen Wounded

by  Eliam Kraiem

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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?
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1990s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A bakery in Amsterdam, 1992 - 1994

Casting

3m, 2f
MAHMOUD
NORA
HANS
SONYA
ASHRAF
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Authors

Eliam Kraiem

Eliam Kraiem

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.

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