February 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   
Contact: Craig Shafer
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News Release

Enter the inner circle of a young women's soccer team
The Wolves

A club soccer team comprised of nine high school girls with distinct personalities navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with the fervent exuberance of a pack of adolescent warriors and show what it takes to make The Wolves a winning team. It plays in the Severson Theatre March 7 – 24, 2019.

Sara DeLappe’s play was a 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It premiered in 2016 and received the American Playwriting Foundation’s inaugural Relentless Award and a 2017 Obie Award. It was nominated by Outer Critics Circle for Best Play/Emerging Playwright.

The Wolves is directed by Karin Hendricks with Scenic Design by Jason Bolen, Costume Design by Robin Newell, Lighting Design by Tim Thistleton, and Sound Design by Elisabeth Weidner. The Stage Manager is Christine Collins*.

The cast is comprised of PCPA’s Conservatory Acting Students along with Resident Artists Katie Fuchs-Wackowski as 25, and Kitty Balay* as Soccer Mom. (All team members are referred to by their jersey number.)

Director Karin Hendricks said The Wolves is as an extraordinary piece of writing about a group of teenage women whose voices and points of view often go disregarded. “This is the kind of play my colleagues and I have never seen before, which is one of the reasons why it is getting so much attention in the theatrical community. It is also a story that celebrates teenage women and focuses on their relationships with each other as opposed to focusing on their relationships with men.” These characters are defined by their interests and strengths: their physical strength, their emotional strength, and their intellectual strength.

Although playing soccer is what brings these ladies together, The Wolves is not a story about sports. Instead, the audience is invited to take-in a special glimpse into the world of these teenage women as they face issues of envy, kindness, activism, sexual awakening, self-discovery, issues of self-loathing, social faux pas, eating disorders, mental health, rebellion, and growth. It’s a swirl of conversations, insults and gossip and topics of politics, sports, family, and friendships. The relationships change week by week but the team’s shared goal of making it to the national championship is held steadfast.

The New York Times described the play as “rampant teen spirit in balletic unity. This pulsating production at times brings to mind a nine-headed hydra, rushing at you on a stream of exploding hormones.”

Visit The Wolves web page for more information

The Wolves is generously sponsored by
Polly & David Walker

Box Office: 1-(805)-922-8313

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

Adult Language / Mature Themes

Just the Facts
What  The Wolves
When March 7 - 24, 2019
Venue  Severson Theatre, Santa Maria
GPS – 870 S. Bradley Rd.
Tickets $38.00 - $50.00
With discounts for Senior, Student, Child, Military,
and preview performances March 7 & 8
Pricing based on day, time, and may increase upon demand.
Box Office  (805) 922-8313
Internet   www.pcpa.org