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Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE WOLVES?

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of THE WOLVES?THE WOLVES is currently playing at the Repertory Theater in St. Louis from now until February 3rd, 2019.

Nine teenage girls prepare for battle on a soccer field. As they stretch and warm up together, the teammates' nonstop banter reveals how a collection of disparate personalities bonds to form a team. With its engrossing flow of dialogue and authentic characters, DeLappe's acclaimed new play distills the raw passion, confusion and wonder of adolescence into exhilarating theatre.

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Let's see what the critics had to say!

Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Anderson gets strong performances from a cast that includes Maya J. Christian, Colleen Dougherty, Cecily Dowd, Esmeralda Garza, Mary Katharine Harris, CeCe Hill, Rachael Logue, Cassandra Lopez and Keaton Whittaker as the teammates and Nancy Bell as a discombobulated soccer mom. DeLappe has an original voice that cries out to be heard, and "The Wolves" is an experience unlike anything you've seen before.

Steve Callahan, BroadwayWorld: This play is wonderfully free of anything that could be called a "theme". It is not about anything but real people. Though it has an all female cast it is not feminist; though the topics are mentioned it is not about genocide or sexual aggression or gender preference or reproductive choice or acceptance of foreigners. It is not even about soccer. It is neither opportunistic nor trendy. It is simply a very good play in which we are allowed to share intimate moments in the lives of young people as they work together and learn about each other-and themselves-and the world-in that stressful transition from child to adult.

Mark Bretz, Ladue News: Director Melissa Rain Anderson shepherds her smartly collected cast in a whimsical ensemble effort which captures the spontaneity of youth with poignancy, charm and frequently funny dialogue in refreshing fashion.

Michelle Kenyon ("Snoop"), Snoop's Theatre Thoughts:The Wolves is a play that takes you into its world immediately, and it can be a bit jarring at first, although the experience is ultimately especially rewarding. It's an especially clever, insightful script, impressively performed by the strong cast at the Rep. There are a few twists, but they are admirably not telegraphed and don't seem like tricks, either. This is a dynamic, cohesive, intense, and supremely rewarding production. It's a show worth rooting for.


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