Original Tony Award Nominee Returns for L.A. Run of Sixteen Wounded

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Original Broadway star Omar Metwally will reprise his Tony Award-nominated turn in the Los Angeles Theatre Works presentation of Eliam Kraiem's drama Sixteen Wounded Jan. 26-30 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

Omar Metwally
Omar Metwally

Part of the radio theater series "The Play’s The Thing," the live performances will be recorded for future radio broadcast. The cast also features original workshop cast member and Broadway understudy Martin Rayner with Annabelle Gurwitch, Megan Austin Oberle and Andre Sogliuzzo.

Actor Ron Rifkin was originally announced to perform in the event, but was unable to participate due to his "Alias" shooting schedule.

Set in 1990s Holland, Sixteen Wounded traces the unlikely friendship between a Jewish baker and his young Palestinian apprentice. The stagework — which played on Broadway with Judd Hirsch, Martha Plimpton, Omar Metwally, Jan Maxwell and Waleed F. Zuaiter — is the first play by rising scribe Kraiem.

Upcoming performances in "The Play’s the Thing" series include Annabelle Gurwitch's Fired with Richard Kind, Julia Sweeney, Ileana Douglas and more (March 16-20), Christopher Nixon's new translation of Antigone (April 6-10), Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan with Marsha Mason (May 11-15), Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics (June 15-19) and a play to be announced (July 13 17).

L.A.T.W.'s nationally syndicated radio show "The Play's The Thing" series is performed live at the Skirball Cultural Center. All performances are recorded for future broadcast to cities including Boston, Seattle, Santa Fe as well as on XM Satellite radio. The two-hour radio broadcasts include special backstage features and interviews with actors, playwrights, and directors. The L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collection is available in the Playbill On-Line store at www.playbillstore.com. For tickets to any of "The Play's The Thing" series productions at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, in L.A., CA, call the L.A. Theatre Works' Box Office at (310) 827-0889. For more information, visit www.latw.org.

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