Wounded NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(29 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
Negative
0%
Members say
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

About the Show

"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.

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Member Reviews (29)

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70
Edgy, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if A show about love and caring for someone who cant for themselves.

Don't see it if If you dont like deep dramas.

70
Excruciating, Relevant, Indulgent, Edgy, Disturbing

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.

82
Intense, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

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

72
Powerful, Bleak, Inconsistent, Hopeless

See it if you're interested in battle-induced physical & psychological trauma.

Don't see it if a piece that deals viscerally with post-traumatic distress might cause you distress. Read more

50
Excruciating, Banal, Insipid

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. Read more

85
Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

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.

56
Great idea but needs major edits and changes

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 Read more

72
Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if you are curious on a PTSD play. Unfortunately, I never felt much emotion for any of the characters.

Don't see it if War, PTSD, mental disability are triggers for you. The script needs some work.

Critic Reviews (6)

Front Row Center
December 6th, 2018

“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.”
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Gia On The Move
June 13th, 2018
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."
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T
June 10th, 2018
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!
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T
June 4th, 2018
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."
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N
June 4th, 2018
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."
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Fringe Review (UK)
June 9th, 2018
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."
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