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Pictured: Angela Alise
Goodman Theatre has announced the cast and design team for the Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s THE WOLVES.
Directed by Vanessa Stalling, the all Chicago cast features team members Angela Alise as #00, goalie; Isa Arciniegas as #25, captain; Taylor Blim as #2, defense; Natalie Joyce as #7, striker; Cydney Moody as #8, defense; Erin O’Shea as #46, bench; Sarah Price as #11, midfield; Aurora Real de Asua as #14, mid-field; Mary Tilden as #13, mid-field; and rounding out the cast is Meighan Gerachis as the Soccer Mom.
The creative team features Collette Pollard (Sets), Noël Huntzinger (Costumes), Keith Parham (Lights) and Mikhail Fiksel (Sound). Nikki Blue is the Production Stage Manager
From the press release: “A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, The Wolves follows a suburban girls soccer team as they navigate life’s big questions and wage their own tiny battles. Working with soccer skill building coach Katie Berkopec, each actor learned a series of real soccer drills and incorporated synchronized warm-ups—including squats, jumping jacks, quads, hamstrings, butterfly and more—in preparation for their role.”
“Acting in an ensemble cast on stage is not that different from playing on a soccer team,” said Stalling, a former Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Goodman Theatre, who makes her Goodman directing debut. “They’re communities formed in order to carry each other through to an end goal. However, actors will definitely be working at a different level with this play because of its physical challenges, so everyone is going to be rooting for each other. Chicago is filled with amazing, talented women, so it’s super exciting that this production is providing the opportunity for so many young women to move into the next phase of their careers.”
THE WOLVES runs February 9th – March 11th. For more information visit goodmantheatre.org.