Monday, February 17, 2020

review - THE WOLVES - Stray Cat Theatre

the cast
photo by John Groseclose
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through February 22

"Sarah DeLappe's debut play The Wolves may focus on the members of a high school girls soccer team, but the play is about much more than soccer. This drama was a well-deserved finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Stray Cat Theatre presents the Phoenix premiere in an expertly directed production with one of the best ensemble casts I've seen this season. The end result is a beautiful work that speaks to the simple and complex challenges of life that every one of us'll most likely find yourself reflected in a character or two and probably recall similar conversations and experiences you encountered when you were growing up—from the uncomfortable nature of being a newcomer to the pain of having a friend turn on you and the constant drive to live up to your potential. But you'll also realize that the challenges the play depicts are also ones that we continue to face....The individuality of each character is expertly brought to life under Heather Lee Harper's direction, with an incredibly talented cast who create distinct women....This is an ensemble piece in the truest sense and each actress is exceptional. ...the honesty in the script and the beauty of these fierce young women is brought expertly to life in Stray Cat's memorable and moving production."  -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

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