THE WOLVES

(Nashville Premiere)

by Sarah DeLappe

Directed by Jackie Jutting

a collaboration with Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance
(photo credit: Rick Malkin)

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2 and 7:30 pm
Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 pm
Friday, November 16 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 17 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Venue: Belmont Black Box Theater (1575 Compton Ave)
Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 at the door
Belmont faculty/staff – $15
Students w/valid ID – $15
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Cast: Lucy Buchanan, Riley Walker, Hayley Pellis, Penelope Gerosa, Sammi Gainer, Tea Sherrell, Rachel Mackall, Anna Jenkins, Emily Peterson and CJ Tucker.

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.

DeLappe’s first play, THE WOLVES, won the American Playwriting Foundation Relentless Award and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of The Wolves.” — New York Times

 

Of her brilliant debut play, Sarah DeLappe writes:
“A couple of summers ago, I went to an exhibit at The New Museum that was a survey of contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa. I was walking around and watching all of these metropolitan New Yorkers look at their iPhones in the middle of this incredibly affecting art about suicide bombings, and Syria, and the civil war in Lebanon, and then go back to drinking a cold brew or talking about what they were doing that weekend. They would say something intelligent about the art and then just move quickly along with the rest of their life. There was something about the obvious gap in the experience of these people and the world that they were consuming briefly that made me think, ‘What could be further away than a bunch of suburban girls on an indoor soccer field warming up for a soccer game?'”

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