The Wolves poster image. Female soccer players.

The Wolves

Jan 31, 2019 to Feb 09, 2019
Sarah DeLappe
Directed by: 
Mary Beth Easley
David Thayer Theatre
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:00pm


Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves breaks barriers—not in form or style—but by being one of the first plays that truthfully explores and celebrates the intricacies of growing up as teenage women in present-day America. In this moment, all women are striving to take control of their bodies and their narratives. A play of youth set within the pre-game rituals of soccer, it portrays the need to share emerging ideas about personal and global events, raw and open wounds, and the struggle to rise above the pressures put upon female athlete-warriors by men, coaches, peers, and society.

This production contains strong language and mild adult themes.


Cast of The Wolves
Role Name
#00 Alexi Bolden* (performs January 31, February 2, 3, 7, 9)
#00 Chyan Decker* (performs February 1, 8)
#14 Leela Bassuk*
#7 Rachel Collins*
#25 Madeline Ascherl*
#8 Mackenzie Elsbecker*
#2 Sydney Kuhel*
#46 Tricia Pabst*
#11 Jivani Rodriguez*
#13 Rachel Sather*
Soccer Mom Kristy Hartsgrove-Mooers

Artistic Team

Title Name
Director Mary Beth Easley
Assistant Director/Dramaturg Morgan Grambo
Scenic Designer Bryon Winn
Assistant Scenic Designer Nick Coso
Costume Designer Zamora Simmons
Lighting Designer Will Borich
Assistant Lighting Designer Dante Benjegerdes*
Sound Designer/Composer Mark Bruckner
Stage Manager Jennifer Sandgathe
Assistant Stage Manager Brillian Qi-Bell*

*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
**Member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829.

The Wolves is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.