The Wolves

The Wolves

by  Sarah DeLappe

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
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    10f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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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Reviews

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, 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." - TimeOut 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 


Videos

  • The Playwrights Realm trailer for The Wolves
  • A scene from The Wolves
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: An indoor soccer field somewhere in Ssuburban America. Winter. Saturdays.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

10f
#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 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. 
SOCCER MOM
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Sarah DeLappe

Sarah DeLappe’s play The Wolves (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Lortel, Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright; Relentless Award, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize; Susan Smith Blackburn and Yale Prize finalist) premiered at The Playwrights Realm, following an engagement with New York Stage and F ...

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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.

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