Take your love of the World Game to a different pitch by heading down to Belvoir St Theatre for their production of ‘The Wolves’.
This play lives and breathes football, and follows one young women’s indoor team across a whole season as they compete in the hope of securing a college sports scholarship.
It’s funny, full of movement, and fast paced.
The Wolves is a play that celebrates what it means to be a young woman, being part of a tight-knit team, and learning what it means to work as part of that team and to grow as an individual.
We watch this team of nine soccer players over the course of a season as they win games, discuss the nuance of politics and their lifestyle choices, and ultimately grow closer.
There is a real balance between the physicality of the production (the actors are never still and work through complex and synchronised soccer moves while delivering their lines) and the way each character is artfully and fully drawn across the production.
The play is compelling, entertaining, and definitely one not to be missed.
The cast and creative team are all female, and the dialogue is fast-paced, mimicking the way young women speak when the world is not watching.
Originally played at the Old Fitz just over a year ago, the entire run sold out.
There is a huge potential audience for this play, The Wolves was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was named by the New York Times as one of the top 25 plays in the past 25 years. The Wolves will appeal to those with an interest in team sports in general and soccer in particular, theatre sports and comedy, and to those between 25 and 45 years old.
Trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YUkrZIruGg8