...Sixteen Wounded

Institute History

  • 1997 Theatre Lab


This is the story of an unlikely friendship between an Arab and a Jew. Having committed an act of terror, Mahmude must flee his country and take refuge in Holland. He is taken in by Hans, a baker. Over the course of five years, they become friends. Mahmude marries and has a child. After the death of his wife, Mahmude is called back to the service of his cause. He is forced to choose between his friend and his national identity. Through Mahmude’s struggle, Hans is forced to deal with his own identity, and the Holocaust he has spent a lifetime trying to forget.
—Eliam Kraiem


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