THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe

  • December 1 - 18, 2022
  • Old City Performing Arts Center

    111 State Street
    Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Ticket Price $4.00-$40.00 This event is now over

River & Rail Theatre Company and Pellissippi State Community College present THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe.

Squats, jumping jacks, quads, hamstrings, periods, Trigonometry, gossip, heartbreak, loss…Sarah DeLappe pays attention, she takes teenage girls seriously, “I wanted to see a portrait of teenage girls as human beings – as complicated, nuanced, very idiosyncratic people who weren’t just girlfriends, or sex objects or manic pixie dream girls but who were athletes and daughters and students and scholars and people who were actively trying to change the world around them.” This sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, delightfully honest play takes an insider's look at an American high school girls soccer team and finds a full human microcosm there.

***Production contains strong language and mild adult themes. 

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.

“A delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer.” – The Village Voice

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 TimesRead More 

“DeLappe has created an ensemble of distinct female characters without leaning on romantic partners or traditional feminine tropes to define them.” – TheatremaniaRead More 

“DeLappe's exquisitely orchestrated cross talk and overlapping banter, dense with profanity and jokes, is quite musical.” – Time Out NYRead 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 VoiceRead More 

Date & Time

Dec 1 - 18, 2022

Venue Details

Old City Performing Arts Center

111 State Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902 Old City Performing Arts Center
River & Rail Theatre Company

A professional non-profit theatre bringing together diverse communities in Knoxville to experience, develop, and discuss world-class theatre arts. Through the power and beauty of theatre, we seek to unite people from all backgrounds to experience and participate in stories that embody our shared humanity.

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