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Wolves, The

  • Sarah DeLappe
  • Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, Contemporary
  • 10F
  • ISBN: 9780573705977

CRITIC'S PICK "The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe."

The New York Times

  • Full Length Play
  • Dramatic Comedy
  • 90 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student

  • Accolades:
  • FINALIST! 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    WINNER! 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting
Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

REVIEWS:

CRITIC'S PICK "The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe."

 The New York Times

"DeLappe has created an ensemble of distinct female characters without leaning on romantic partners or traditional feminine tropes to define them."

 Theatremania

"DeLappe's exquisitly orchestrated cross talk and overlapping banter, dense with profanity and jokes, is quite musical."

 Time Out NY

"The Wolves is a delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer... DeLappe's dialogue is hilarious and idiosyncratic, moving swiftly fromgross-out humor to pain [...] She offers us ninety minutes in a smart, sympathetic, female world. It's a patch of Astroturf I would gladly set foot on again."

 The Village Voice

Premiere Production: The Wolves premiered in a production by The Playwright's Realm at The Duke on 42nd Street Theater in New York City in August 2016 under the direction of Lila Neugebauer.
  • Casting: 10F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast, Multicultural casting, All Female

  • #11 - Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen.
    #25 - Defense, Captain. Classic (ex)-coach's daughter. Seventeen.
    #13 - Midfield. Stoner, older pot dealer brother, into her wackiness. Sixteen.
    #46 - Bench. New girl. Awkward, different, just wants to fit it. Sixteen.
    #2 - Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny. Sixteen.
    #7 - Striker. Too cool for school. Sarcastic, "fuck", thick eyeliner. Almost seventeen.
    #14 - Midfield. #7's insecure sidekick. Just switched to contacts. Sixteen.
    #8 - Defense. Plays dumber than she is. Sixteen.
    #00 - Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever. Seventeen.
    SOCCER MOM
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    Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

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