By Sarah DeLappe, Pulitzer Prize Finalist
“A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.”
—The New Play Experience
“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assure first play by Sarah DeLappe.”
—The New York Times
The Wolves, a girls’ indoor soccer team, practice drills as they prepare for a succession of games. As they warm up and talk about life, the girls navigate the politics of their personal lives as well as the politics of the larger world, gossiping about things like war, menstrual products, genocide, sports, pop culture, and their relationships. Each team member struggles to negotiate her individuality while being a part of a group. They bond over a bag of orange slices and personal traumas. The language and situation in this drama is adult, meaning we do not recommend this play for children.
In the Wright State production, Goalie will be portrayed by Mady McCabe, with Megan Ledford(#02 – Defense), Lauren Eifert (#07 – Striker), Julie Deye (#08 – Defense), Margo Russ (#11 – Midfield), Jessica Greenwald (#13 – Midfield), Bridget Lorenz (#14 – Midfield), Tina Hohman (#25 – Defense), Caroline Utz (#46 – Bench), and Sophie Kirk (Soccer Mom).
Behind the scenes, The Wolves is directed by Marya Spring-Cordes (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Grapes of Wrath, Grand Hotel). Sets are designed by Carleigh Siebert, lighting by Matthew P. Benjamin and Gabe Reichert, costumes by Victoria Gifford, and sound by James Dunlap.
Contains adult language—mature subject matter