As the First Presbyterian Theater 2021 UnSeason continues, 9 young women will rock the stage as a socially conscious soccer team in Sarah DeLappe’s Pulitzer Prize finalist, coming-of-age play, The Wolves, directed by Shelby Lewis.
Named one of 2016’s Best New Plays by The New York Times, The Wolves is a fly-on-the-wall look at a girls soccer team as they navigate everything from society, sex, and soccer—with all the “bark and bite” (Vulture.com) of a pack of adolescent warriors. The Wolves is a smart, hilarious, and delightful portrait of the pursuit of happiness for nine teens who just want to score some goals.
Featuring an all-female cast, director, stage manager, and production crew, First Presbyterian Church has partnered with the Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne to help empower even more women of all ages. A Q&A panel, with both representatives from the Women’s Fund and members of the cast, will be hosted immediately after both Saturday shows. Proceeds from each ticket sale to The Wolves will go to the advancement needs of women and girls in Allen County, Indiana.
“I’m excited about The Wolves and supporting the Women’s Fund of Greater Fort Wayne,” says Rev. Dr. Annie Epling, Pastor/Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church. “First Presbyterian Theater has a long history of producing plays that celebrate and examine our lives. With an all-female cast, it just makes sense to continue this vision by supporting the Women’s Fund whose vision is to improve the lives of women and girls in our city.”
The wonderful and local cast features #25 Sophia Bell, #11 Ella McIntosh, #13 Cat Ahlersmeyer, #14 Madeline Steck, #00 Madison Garza, #8 Cassie Smith, #2 Gretchen Lowe, #46 Dorian Underwood, #7 Isabel Maahs, and Kat Hickey as Soccer Mom. Promotional artwork design is by Natalie McDonald.
Making its Fort Wayne debut, The Wolves will be showing at the First Presbyterian Church Theater, 300 West Wayne Street, on September 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7pm; and September 19 and 26 at 2pm. Recommended for ages 13+, The Wolves contains mature language and explores sensitive topics.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for kids and students with ID, and $50 for a 4-ticket flex pass. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at firstpresfortwayne.org/theater, in person at Community Box Office in the Arts United Center at 303 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN, or by telephone at 260-422-4226. Tickets may be purchased onsite at the theater one hour before each performance.