Sixteen Wounded Presents Benefit Performance for Cherry Lane Theatre, April 14

News   Sixteen Wounded Presents Benefit Performance for Cherry Lane Theatre, April 14 Broadway's Sixteen Wounded — currently in previews at the Walter Kerr Theatre — has set a special benefit performance of the Eliam Kraiem drama, April 14.

The event will benefit Cherry Lane Theatre where, as part of the theatre's Mentor Project, the work was developed. There will also be a post-show discussion with playwright Kraiem and the founding mentor, scribe Michael Weller.

Seating is limited. For tickets or more information, call (212) 989-2020.

Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (The Beauty Queen of Leenane) will direct Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, Jan Maxwell, Waleed F. Zuaiter and Omar Metwally in Sixteen Wounded slated to open April 15.

Set in 1990's Holland, the play traces the unlikely friendship between a Jewish baker and his young Palestinian apprentice. The stagework is the first play by rising scribe Kraiem.

Developed at the Sundance Theater Lab in 1997 and as part of the Mentor Season series at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2002, the play was staged at The Long Wharf Theatre with Academy Award-winner Martin Landau and current Broadway star Metwally heading up the cast in 2003. Sixteen Wounded performs at the Walter Kerr located at 219 West 48th Street.

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