The Wolves

Play

New Work
Writers: Sarah DeLappe

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2016
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Dark Comedy
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
An indoor soccer field somewhere in Suburban America, winter, Saturdays
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Licensor
Ideal for
All-Female Cast, College/University, High School, Professional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult characters

Synopsis

Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is the debut play of up-and-coming playwright Sarah DeLappe. Featuring an all-female cast (comprised of nine adolescents and one briefly-seen adult), The Wolves chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team somewhere in suburban America as they prepare for their games. The girls discuss everything from genocide to menstrual cycles to drugs to boys to literature to each other, and a group of girls whom at first seem indistinguishable as each is referred to by only her number and all are clad in the same jersey only bearing her number quickly become identifiable and different. In the course of six short weeks, the Wolves deal with love, loss, and identity in ways that real teenagers do.

Lead Characters