“A delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer,” -The Village Voice
Gunnison, CO – Western Theatre Company presents “The Wolves”, by Sarah DeLappe. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, April 21 to 23, and April 28 to 30 at the Studio Theatre in Taylor Hall.
All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except for Saturday, April 23, which is a matinee at 2 p.m. Soccer Choreography is by Western Colorado University Head Women’s Soccer Coach Amanda Raso.
Director Heather Hughes: “’The Wolves” is a play about life, in all of its messy, complicated glory, and the struggle we all go through in figuring out who we are, and who we want to be. And how the answer to that struggle, at least partly, is in finding your pack. We are braver when we know we’re not alone.”
Western Colorado University Director of Theatre Steven Cole Hughes: “We have been waiting for two years to produce this play. It was originally cast and set to begin rehearsals in March 2020. Covid-19 shut down our campus and put a halt to most live theatre activity in the world for almost two years. Some of the students we originally cast have graduated, so we had to re-cast about the half the play. We are so excited to finally bring this story to life!”
Sarah DeLappe was born in 1990 in Reno, Nevada, and attended Yale University. The Wolves premiered Off Broadway, was remounted at Lincoln Center Theatre, won the American Playwriting Foundation’s inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. DeLappe holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College.
Heather Hughes is an actor, director, and teachning artist who was recently named Artist-in-Residence at Western Colorado University. She is a Western graduate, and Western directing credits include, How I Learned to Drive, Talking With, The Book of Everything, A Christmas Carol, The Author’s Voice, and The Wolves. She recently directed and starred in a staged reading of Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts.
Ticket Prices: $10 Adults, $5 Students