“The Wolves” is a show in Wirtz’s MFA Lab Series following female soccer players as they navigate identity and being part of a team.
“One minute, you’re laughing and the next minute it gets very intense. And that’s just the nature of life,” said Communications sophomore Melissa Lewyn, an assistant director of the show.
The cast has been rehearsing four hours a day, five days a week since the first day of winter quarter to prepare for this weekend.
“The Wolves” is directed by MFA Directing Candidate Sarah Gitenstein.
“‘The Wolves’ is about a female soccer team who kind of goes through life and adolescence together…”
“...but more than that it’s about female strength and empowerment and learning to love yourself amidst strong competition,” Lewyn said.
“The Wolves” will premiere this weekend in Wirtz’s Wallis Theater.
The show, now completely sold out, runs at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Photos by Carlyn Kranking / North By Northwestern
Teenage banter echoed off the walls of the Wallis Theater Tuesday as the cast of The Wolves ran through the show before opening night this Friday. The show captures the dynamic of a women’s soccer team at practice – trash talk to their opponents, hot gossip, political conversation, and talk about periods
The Wolves will premiere this weekend in Wirtz’s Wallis Theater. The show, which is now completely sold out, runs at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The show is directed by Sarah Gitenstein and is a part of the MFA Lab Series.