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USM Theatre Presents Pulitzer Prize Finalist “The Wolves”

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 08:00am | By: Mike Lopinto

The University of Southern Mississippi Theatre presents “The Wolves” by Sarah DeLappe on Oct. 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m., and on November 2 and 3 at 2 p.m. in the Gilbert F. Hartwig Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus.

A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “The Wolves” centers on the experiences of a high school girls’ soccer team. Through their pre-game warmups, DeLappe’s characters reveal their concerns and share their joys.

“The Wolves,” directed by Caitlyn Herzlinger, chronicles six Saturday mornings in the lives of a soccer team as the players prepare for their games and deal with teenage angst, death, but ultimately perseverance.

“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene,” stated Ben Brantley of the New York Times in a review of the play.

“For a timely play about a girls’ high school soccer team that illuminates with the unmistakable ping of reality the way young selves are formed when innate character clashes with external challenges,” stated the committee for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2017).

Price of admission is $15 for the general public; $10 faculty, staff, seniors, military; and $8 for students.

“The Wolves” is part of the USM 2019-2020 Theatre Season. Future events are “Guys and Dolls” by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling, and Frank Loesser in November; “Ah Wilderness” by Eugene O’Neill in February; “Oresteia” by Robert Icke in April; and “Metamorphoses” by Mary Zimmerman in April.

For more information, contact Theatre and Dance at (601) 266-4994.