"Wounded" tells the story of a woman in the role of caregiver to her husband after he has been severely mentally and physically injured in the Iraq war. More…
After five years of full-time caregiving, she's considering for the first time having a romantic relationship with someone new while still taking care of her husband. Part of Soho Playhouse's 2018 Fringe Encore Series.
“What’s great about ‘Wounded’ is the story behind the headlines of injured warriors returning home, the people who are there to welcome them with open arms and hearts...The bad part, unfortunately, is the execution. This production is one note heavily played over and over again, missing the humanity of our conflicted emotions and desires, the light mixed with the dark that makes up all our tragic lives...’Wounded’ has good bones, but the skin...needs a good caregiver.” Full Review
for a previous production "The less you know ahead of time about the plot and characters of 'Wounded,' the better your experience will be – the story is a roller coaster and the title, as great titles are, is far deeper than its surface meaning. But you should go in with the knowledge that you will be watching an across-the-board stellar cast expertly directed with a script that will leave you shaken...You’ll remember the experience for a long time." Full Review
for a previous production "Unravels lives before the audience revealing the bare pains underneath...Wounded builds intensity through the whole story, while unwinding the characters and audience, pulling them deeper into these tense painful pulsing, though invisible, wounds. Tommy (Scott Kuza) physically acted with such depth you could let go of yourself and feel his wounds, his pains. The ultimate looseness compared to Kyle’s tense portrayal...A must see...Go, now! Full Review
for a previous production "All three of the play’s characters have had their lives violently reshaped; each is struggling to make some kind of progress into what’s left...'Wounded' is not, however, an anti-war play. It is a quiet, respectful examination of three intersecting lives...The performances of Kaz’s script are uniformly strong and real, filled with subtext and the subtle gestures that intimate theatre allows...Director Liz Lanier holds a steady pace and keeps our focus on what’s important." Full Review
for a previous production "A harrowing 80 minutes. Harrowing and strangely beautiful as three deeply hurt human beings struggle with and for each other and themselves...In a raw tapestry of love and guilt with equal parts hope, despair, passion, and logic seemingly everything wonderful, all things heart-breakingly sad, plus weariness seeming into their bones plays itself out...Not a 'feel good' piece, but a 'feel very profoundly' work." Full Review
for a previous production "This is not a comedy, nor an easy watch, but it is a very thought-provoking and timely play with excellent performances...Complicated emotions are mined unflinchingly as we wonder how exactly this unsustainable triangle is going to fall apart...Kazmierowicztrimm has written something much more interesting than a play about the human cost of war. It’s more about how we deal with damaged people, or how damaged people deal with each other...I highly recommend this show." Full Review
See it if you are interested to learn how war can wound people in so many different ways, directly or indirectly, and how we deal with wounded people.
Don't see it if you only want light entertainment. This is a very serious, thought-provoking play which I want to think about but which might offend others.
See it if You appreciate serious drama about heartbreaking subjects excellent acting well developed characters
Don't see it if You want something light and easy and want a big fancy production
See it if You want a realistic depiction of the dailiness of caring for a wounded family member. You like intense dramas. You like slice of life plays
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable w/depictions of caretaking & frank discussions of personal needs. You want a light comedy. You want a clear resolution.
See it if you like reality, as harsh as it can be, brought to light with a well-written and very demanding performance by three very good actors.
Don't see it if you aren't able to witness pain of all types that is brought on by injuries, some from war, some self-inflicted, could be disturbing to some
See it if you want a edgy show about a difficult but meaningful situation. A play that puts its characters in a bad situation and keeps them there.
Don't see it if you are bothered by likable characters doing things that are uncomfortable. The play doesn't fully resolve and that might bother you.
See it if You are interested in stories concerning emotionally and physically wounded veterans and their caregivers.
Don't see it if You dislike depressing, intense plays, and also which have some sexual references. I would not recommend this play for children.
See it if You're interested in an intense story about veterans after the war. It's not easy, and you won't get a pretty wrap-up. But well worth it.
Don't see it if You prefer your war stories heroic and bloodless. This is not macho or easy.
See it if you appreciate dark, realistic, couragious, emotionally raw portrayal of a challenging theme not attracting a mainstream ordinary audience.
Don't see it if you are excessively sensitive to loud noise, violence, portrayal of violence, blood, death, or prefer comedy, musical, or large cast/set
See it if You like being uncomfortable about hard issues because the reward is worth it
Don't see it if you want a frivolous play about meaningless issues that will make you laugh
See it if you can enjoy an intense, depressing drama about the physical & PTSD effects of war casualties and its effect on families
Don't see it if don't want to see the depressing effect war injuries can have on family members
See it if You like a heavy show with great acting. You appreciate drama about the returning soldiers with PTSD and the affect it has on their family.
Don't see it if You are looking for a light comedy.
See it if Woman is torn between caring for her severely brain-damaged husband and new lover who also has problems. Actors pull off difficult roles.
Don't see it if Bizarre love triangle is too weird to be believed. Real person would have better boundaries. Disturbing explicit sexual scenes.
See it if You want to see a dark depressing drama that deals with a really messed up situation
Don't see it if You are looking for something light. This is definitely a very very heavy subject
See it if Harried wife caught in unfulfilling triangle with the damaged caregiver of her infantilised war vet husband. Physical scars vs. emotional.
Don't see it if Unconvincing acting. Actor stumbles around impishly needing help, then calmly exits stage. Action mostly on floor. Four masturbation scenes.
See it if you want to see how war wounds people without boundaries, not only the veterans but their families and their futures. It is an intense play.
Don't see it if you want to see some happy, light play. It is not an easy piece to watch, yet i highly recommend it. Very good acting and script.
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