Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 10f
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
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.
FINALIST! 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
WINNER! 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting
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, Read More
"DeLappe has created an ensemble of distinct female characters without leaning on romantic partners or traditional feminine tropes to define them." - Theatremania, Read More
"DeLappe's exquisitely orchestrated cross talk and overlapping banter, dense with profanity and jokes, is quite musical." - Time Out NY, Read More
"The Wolves is a delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer...DeLappe's dialogue is hilarious and idiosyncratic, moving swiftly from gross-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, Read More
ON BREAKING CHARACTER
Scene Study and Classroom Reading: Plays for Colleges and Universities
by Becca Schlossberg
August 23, 2019
- Strong Language
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: An indoor soccer field somewhere in Suburban America. Winter. Saturdays.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
#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 in. 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.
- All Female
- Ensemble cast
- Multicultural casting
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.