Members of the company of The Wolves.
Members of the company of The Wolves.

Originally seen in the spring of last year in a brief sold-out run as an apprentice project at Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves returns for a four-week slot in its regular season.

A guest production of With A Spoon Theatre, in association with Rumble Theatre, The Wolves is set in an indoor soccer field, where nine teenage girls prepare for a game. As they drill and stretch, their lives spill onto the AstroTurf grappling with everything from pop culture to politics, discovering their identities as individuals and a team.

“Rehearsing, performing, and watching this play is a riot. It’s funny, loud, athletic and heartfelt,” says Danielle Klaudt and Paige Louter, the apprentices responsible for the original production in 2017, and who are now co-producing and acting in this year’s extended run.

“Sarah DeLappe has captured the awkwardness and passion of adolescence to a tee, but she does it in a way that takes young women seriously.”

Vancouver Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was at Pacific Theatre to chat with director Jamie King and the cast of The Wolves to find out more.

The Wolves opens at Pacific Theatre on October 19 and runs through November 10. Visit pacifictheatre.org for tickets and information.