Photo Flash: THE WOLVES Take the Field at TheaterWorks
TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe will run October 5 through November 5, 2017 (please note date change). THE WOLVES is the 1st show of TheaterWorks 32nd Season, Directed by TheaterWorks Artistic Associate Eric Ort,
THE WOLVES won rave reviews last season and was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. The production was also nominated for Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics' Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play.
Deceptively simple, but formidable, THE WOLVES follows the ebb and flow of power and affection within a girls' soccer team, as they navigate the game and their lives. This is an incandescent portrait of female warriors fighting to find their place in a complicated world. It is a timely play about the fierceness of adolescence that rings brave and true with humor and profound insight.
Originally produced by The Playwrights Realm, THE WOLVES took New York by storm last season. The New York production returns again this fall to Lincoln Center but Connecticut audiences can see it first in Hartford. Director Eric Ort (TheaterWorks assistant director Next To Normal, Midsummer, Dancing Lessons, and Time Stands Still) said "Sarah DeLappe has written a funny and gutsy play about young fighters grappling with concerns both mundane and global. I love this play because it brings us into an intimate and unfiltered world where young women are forging with spirit and strength the way they will move through the world."
TheaterWorks Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero said " I'm proud to open our 32nd season with this powerful piece by an important new playwright. Our audience will appreciate that this production is very special. With a cast of ten strong women on stage, I can promise you've never seen theater quite like this before."
THE WOLVES features a talented and spirited cast of 9 formidable young women including Rachel Caplan (#14), Carolyn Cutillo (#2), Karla Gallegos (#00), Déa Julien (#13), Shannon Mary Keegan (#11), Emily Juliette Murphy (#25), Claire Saunders (#8) and Caitlin Zoz (#46) making their TheaterWorks debut. Olivia Hoffman (#7) was previously scene at TheaterWorks in Wendy Wasserstein's Third. Megan Byrne, previously seen at TheaterWorks in Good People, joins the cast as Soccer Mom. The creative team includes Mariana Sanchez (Set Design), Blair Gulledge (Costume Design), Rob Denton (Lighting Design), Karin Graybash (Sound Design) and Leah Loukas (Wig Design).