American playwright Sarah Delappe takes us into the world of a teenage women’s soccer team, THE WOLVES. The play has generated plenty of interest, not surprising considering how popular women’s soccer is in Australia and of-course we have our own much loved national team, the Matildas.
THE WOLVES follows the team as they compete over a number of matches in an attempt to qualify for the Nationals (the main competition in America). The players take their sport seriously and are keen to be discovered by talent scouts who come to see them play. It may lead to a scholarship to a University which then gives gives them great career options.
Whilst it is a sports story, the focus is more personal as we get to know each of the girls, and their issues. For example, there’s the goalkeeper suffering from high anxiety who isn’t able to open up to the group and spends a lot of time rushing to the toilet to throw up..Continue reading THE WOLVES: FEMALE SOLIDARITY ON THE SOCCER FIELD→
THE WOLVES had a sell out season last year (SAG Review) and is making a welcome return to a new venue. A Pulitzer Prize short-listed play by Sarah DeLappe the production is again directed by Jessica Arthur.
Nine young women are members of a soccer team and over a season the audience will get to know each, their drive and weaknesses as they bond as a team. Michelle Ny is reprising her role as #14 and we had the chance to speak with her before the show moves into production week.
SAG: Thank you so much for your time. I gather it’s your lunch break so special thanks on that. You must be pretty busy.