Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. Soccer is coming to Mary Baldwin University in April, but not on the field.
Mary Baldwin University Theatre presents Sarah DeLappe’s debut play, The Wolves, a coming-of-age story about an undefeated girls’ high school soccer team. Focusing on their warm-up sessions, the production portrays a group of girls who are stunningly real.
The team’s conversations depict the difficulties of female adolescence, ranging from comments on ugly team uniforms to the Khmer Rouge to their futures at college. The play is at 7:30 p.m. from April 4 to April 7 and at 2 p.m. April 8 in the Fletcher Collins Theatre in Deming Fine Arts Center.
The Wolves features an ensemble cast of Asyra Cunningham, Myra Diehl, Emily Hurst, Dayna Janson, Isabelle McLoone, Shaina Riddle, Rose Rivera, Vivian Ruiz, and Paula Shute. They come together as a team under student director Justin Guidroz.
“I’m excited to bring this story of strong women to the stage at a time when it is truly needed,” said Guidroz.
As a new feature, the theatre department will provide reserved parking from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. in the SAC parking lot. A shuttle service from SAC parking to the lower entrance of Fletcher Collins Theatre can be arranged for patrons by calling 540-887-7189 between 6:45 and 7:20 p.m. the night of the performance and between 1:15 and 1:50 p.m. for our Sunday matinee. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Tickets are $7 for students, seniors, and Mary Baldwin faculty and staff and $12 for other adults. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 540-887-7189 Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit marybaldwin.edu/arts/theatre. Get your tickets before the show sells out!