No official closing has been announced for the Eliam Kraiem play, which received mixed reviews. The work directed by Garry Hynes (The Beauty Queen of Leenane) began previews March 22. Martha Plimpton, Omar Metwally, Jan Maxwell and Waleed F. Zuaiter also star.
Set in 1990s Holland, Sixteen Wounded traces the unlikely friendship between a Jewish baker and his young Palestinian apprentice. The stagework is the first play by rising scribe Kraiem.
Hirsch plays Hans, a Jewish baker in mental flight from his history and the world, who rarely ventures beyond his bakery and upstairs home. When a young, hot-headed Palestinian (Metwally) unexpectedly enters his life, he takes the man under his wing, giving him a job. The unspoken histories of the two men lead to some uncomfortable and painful revelations later on.
Maxwell plays a Russian-born prostitute whom Hirsch loves. Plimpton is bakery clerk and dancer who falls in love with the apprentice. Zuaiter is the Palestinian's older brother.
Sixteen Wounded performs at the Walter Kerr located at 219 West 48th Street.