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The Wolves Are Back! Lincoln Center Adds the Play to Fall Lineup

An all-girl soccer team is at the center of Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play.

The original off-Broadway cast of The Wolves at the Duke on 42nd Street.
The original off-Broadway cast of The Wolves at the Duke on 42nd Street.
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Lincoln Center Theater announced today that it will bring Sarah DeLappe's award-winning play The Wolves back to the New York stage this fall. The show will begin performances at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater November 1 in advance of a November 20 opening.

Featuring a cast of 10 female actors, The Wolves follows the members of an indoor soccer team, the Wolves, who navigate big questions and wage tiny battles from the safety of their suburban stretch circle. The play is described as "a portrait of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for nine American teens who just want to score some goals."

Directed by Lila Neugebauer, The Wolves was originally produced by the Playwrights Realm in association with New York Stage & Film and Vassar’s Powerhouse Theatre season. The play ran at the Duke on 42nd Street in September of 2016, followed by a return engagement at the Duke in November, earning a place as a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Obie Ensemble Award shared by director Neugebauer and the acting ensemble, a special Drama Desk Award for its acting ensemble, and nominations for the Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play. The Wolves also won the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play.

Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The Wolves will feature original off-Broadway stars Mia Barron, Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila, Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, and Susannah Perkins. The final member of the ensemble (originally Lauren Patten) will be announced at a later date.

The production will have sets by Laura Jellinek, costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting by Lap Chi Chu, and sound by Stowe Nelson.

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