The Wolves

The Wolves By Sarah DeLappe

Show Details

Dates:
Jan. 21 - Feb. 11
Previews Jan 19* & 20
*Friday, Jan 19 is our Pay-What-You-Choose Performance.  See Special Events for details.

Directed By:
Elyse Edelman

Featuring:
Maya Thomure
Alice Rivera
Josie Van Slyke
Reiley Fitzsimmons
Madison Jones
Ryan Bennett
Lorelei Wesselowski
Natalie Ottman
Elena Marking
Marcella Kearns*

Approximate Run Time:
90 minutes with no intermission

Suggested for Adults and Teens:
adolescent themes and language

Presenting Sponsor:
Donna & Donald Baumgartner

Show Sponsor:
Marianne & Sheldon Lubar

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

About the Play

Left quad, right quad, lunge. A girls high school soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban soccer field the team navigates big questions and wages small battles with all the vigor of a pack of warriors. THE WOLVES is a triumph of insight and energy into what it takes for young women to come of age.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for drama, THE WOLVES is one of the most talked about off-broadway plays of the last 20-years.

“Incandescent…the scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play…”
Ben Brantley /New York Times

Audience Guide, Sensory Guide, Accessibility Guide and Playbill

Performances

Special Events

Preview: Be the first to see the show!
Fri. Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m, Sat. Jan. 20, 4:00 p.m.

PWYC: “Pay What You Choose” suggested $20, first-come, first-served tickets, sold only at the theater 6:30pm-7:30pm, before the performance.
Fri. Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Opening Night: Join us for a cast party following the performance.
Sun. Jan. 21, 5:00 p.m. 

Captioned Performances:                                                             Sat. 4pm Jan. 20 & 27, Thurs. 7:30pm Feb. 1.
Due to technical challenges, we can no longer offer captions for the Feb 8 performance. For every performance we do have a state of the art hearing loop system available. 

Wine Wed!: Enjoy a FREE glass of wine on Wed. evening performances. Arrive early! Must be 21+ to consume alcohol.                                                                    Wed. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7

Post-Show Talk: Stay after the show to discuss the play.
Fri. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m.

Play Club: This enhanced subscription includes a digital copy of the script, an invitation to the First Rehearsal and a private post-show discussion, with wine and cheese, led by RTW Artistic Director, Suzan Fete.  Must be a Play Club subscriber to participate.
Sun. Jan. 28, 2:00 p.m.

Pre-Show Talk: Artistic Director Suzan Fete leads a conversation at 6:45pm.
Fri. Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.

ASL Interpreted Performance:
Sun. Feb. 4, 2:00 p.m.

Sensory Friendly Performance: a specially modified and relaxed performance for people with sensory sensitivities.
Wed. Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m.

Audio Described Performance:
Fri. Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Contact Community Engagement Manager Ryan Rehak ([email protected]) for information on these community events.
Pride Show
Fri. Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

SheLeads: Women in Business Networking Night
Thurs. Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

The Artists

DIRECTOR ............................................................................... Elyse Edelman
PRODUCTION & STAGE MANAGER ..................................... Bailey Wegner*
ASST. STAGE MANAGER.........................................................Sydney Smith
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR ......................................................... Anthony Lyons
COSTUME DESIGN ................................................................ Jason Orlenko**
LIGHTING DESIGN ................................................................ Colin Gawronski
PROP DESIGN ........................................................................ Jim Guy 
SCENIC DESIGN .................................................................... Doug Dion
SOUND DESIGN .................................................................... Brandon Reed**
MOVEMENT DESIGN ............................................................ Jayne Pink
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR ................................................... Shelby Kaishian
DECK SUPERVISOR .............................................................. Nat Goeller
MASTER ELECTRICIAN ......................................................... Katie Anderson
BOARD OPERATOR .............................................................. Faith Lensmith
SCENERY CONSTRUCTION ......................... Anthony Lyons, Timothy Linn
SCENIC PAINTING ................................................................ Amanda Marsala

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of the United Scenic Artists of America

More Works by Sarah DeLappe

PARABOLA

BODIES BODIES BODIES (2022 Film)

THE REGIME (TV Series premiering in 2024)

PRESS

PREVIEW

MKE Lifestyle
Elyse Edelman
Director/Educator/Actress

Milwaukee actress Elyse Edelman is doing her best to push her boundaries. In addition to her stage work, she’s an emerging director and has been a core faculty member of the First Stage Young Company, a college-level training program for advanced high school actors, for five years...

 

PREVIEW

Brianna Schubert, Milwaukee Magazine

The Wolves’ Brings Young Actors and Soccer to the Stage

The Pulitzer Prize-nominated play about a high school soccer team opens on Sunday...

PREVIEW

Elizabeth Lintonen, Shepherd Express

Renaissance Theaterworks and First Stage Cast ‘The Wolves’ with Teens

The Wolves is a coming-of-age story celebrating growing up and girlhood...

REVIEW

Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee

REVIEW

Russ Bickerstaff, TheSmallStage.com

Photo Gallery

Follow us:

At @renaissance.theaterworks on  FacebookInstagram and Twitter, for the latest & greatest RTW news, events, and insider info. #RTW #MilwaukeeTheater #GenderParity #TuesdaysWithDogs #TheWolvesRTW