‘The Wolves’: Soccer takes center stage
Intense. Funny. Fearless. The Cornell College Department of Theatre and Dance presents Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves” Dec. 12-15 in Kimmel Theatre. This poignant, hilarious, and painful drama follows a girls indoor soccer team navigating the large and small battles of adolescence in the face of very adult challenges.
“This is a play about soccer, but in many ways, this play is actually not about soccer. It’s about finding your place in (or out of) the pack,” says guest director Katy Hahn.
DeLappe’s drama was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. DeLappe has said that she “wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings—as complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people.”
Joining the Cornell student cast of nine will be Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Janeve West, playing the Soccer Mom.
“At the beginning of the rehearsal process, we asked: What does it mean to be a ‘girl’ nowadays? What does it do to us when the thing we do becomes our whole world? What does it mean to be a team? What happens when we let out the animal inside us?” Hahn says.
“The Wolves” runs one weekend only—Dec.12–14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Seating is limited and audiences are strongly urged to reserve their tickets by contacting the box office at 319.895.4293 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors/students/youth, and free for Cornell College faculty, staff, and students with ID.
Audiences are invited to return or remain in the theatre for a talk-back on Friday, Dec. 13, with the cast and director to get a peek inside the rehearsal process and topics within the production.
This production is intended for mature audiences due to strong language, depictions involving blood, discussions about eating disorders, abortion, sexual assault, and death.
Kimmel Theatre is accessible through the front doors. Parking is available in the lot behind and to the south of the theatre at the corner of College Boulevard and Summit Avenue. Please contact the box office if you have questions regarding accessibility or content warnings.
Student cast members (clockwise starting with the orange uniform) are Makenna Brown, Regen Kuker, Lilian Heinzel, Keke Johnson, Annabella Poulos, Lk Niver, Jenna Makkawy, Edith Oldham Barca, and Kati Yau.