Off-Broadway’s The Playwrights Realm has announced casting for the world premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The new play about an all-girls soccer team was the recipient of the Relentless Award, in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and the largest cash prize in American theatre.
DeLappe’s work is billed as a “portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The all-female cast includes Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, Lauren Patten and Susannah Perkins.
Performances will run August 29-September 24 at The Duke on 42 nd Street. An official opening night is set for September 11.
Here’s how production notes describe the new play: “Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. An all 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.”
“These women are warriors, ” says DeLappe in a press statement. “Each scene is a warm-up for a soccer game: they're a troop preparing for battle.”
The Wolves received a mainstage production at Vassar & New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater in Summer 2016. The play marks the playwright’s Off-Broadway debut, but DeLappe has worked on commissions from the Sloan Foundation, Playwrights Horizons, Studio Theater in D.C. and participated in the New Georges Audrey residency.
Tickets will go on sale August 2 via playwrightsrealm.org. The Duke is located at 229 W. 42nd Street, New York.