Sarah DeLappe’s award winning play The Wolves doesn’t just tell about teamwork—it shows it!
Studio Theatre’s production of The Wolves is a great team of actresses working together with a great director and creative team and coming up a winner.
The Wolves are a girls’ soccer team who have an undefeated record. #2 (Merissa Czyz), #25 (Chrissy Rose), #11( Lindsley Howard), #13 (Sarah Turner), #36 (Jane Bernhard), #7 (Katie Kleiger), # 14 (Maryn Shaw), #8 (Shanta Parasuraman), and #00 (Gabby Beans) stretch and squat and banter about everything they can think of—and a lot of time like they aren’t thinking at all.
They throw up, bleed, get injuries. They are smart, sassy, funny, angry, and compassionate. Fearful and brave, they are trying to find their own strengths and sensibilities.
Anne Bowles is the soccer mom whose brief appearance signals their entry into the bigger life game that is outside of Saturday soccer practice.
Studio’s Director of Design Deb Booth has set them in an indoor soccer turf so that audience members can feel just like they are watching a game.
Paul T Toben for lighting design, Sarah Cubbage for costumes, and Mikhail Fiksel for sound—they make it real.
Director Marti Lyons, Movement Coach Stephanie Paul and Soccer Consultant Manya J Makoski are at their winning best at keeping the words and the motions going as fast and as exciting as the sport.
By the way, if you wonder how authentic this play, Makoski is a retired professional soccer player whose professional career as midfielder spanned nine years with the National Women’s Soccer League. As a teenager, she was part of the 2002 U-19 World Cup Team that won the FIFA World Championship in Alberta, Canada. She currently serves on the coaching staff of the University of Maryland’s women’s soccer team.
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