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Vanessa Stalling’s “Highly Recommended” (Sun-Times) Production Now Extended Through March 18

CHICAGO, IL –  Audiences now have more chances to get in the game: Goodman Theatre adds six performances of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, extending through March 18. The Chicago Tribune gave director Vanessa Stalling’s production four stars (out of four) and hailed, “you don’t want to miss this…a truly beautiful exploration (of) our adolescent years…pulses with energy” while the Chicago Sun-Times called it “a winning production (and) marvelous coming-of-age tale…an excellent example of the exciting work emerging in contemporary American theater” and Newcity raved “positively thrilling…the ensemble is singularly gifted…liable to leave you breathless!” The Wolves, a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist, follows a suburban girls soccer team as they navigate life’s big questions and wage their own tiny battles. The 10 member all-Chicago, all-female cast remains intact for the additional performances. The Wolves appears through March 18 in Goodman Theatre’s Owen Theatre. Tickets ($15 – $60; subject to change) for the extension are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/TheWolves, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner and Russell Reynolds Associates is the Contributing Sponsor.

 

Schedule of Additional Performances

 

-Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm

-Thursday, March 15 at 7:30pm

-Friday, March 16 at 8pm

-Saturday, March 17 at 8pm

-Sunday, March 18 at 2pm and 7:30pm (closing)

The 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. 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. The creative team features designers who transformed the Goodman’s 350 seat-flexible Owen Theatre into an indoor soccer field complete with AstroTurf, plexiglass, fans and fluorescents—including Collette Pollard (sets), Noël Huntzinger (costumes), Keith Parham (lights) and Mikhail Fiksel (sound). Nikki Blue is the production stage manager. 

 

Group savings are available for parties of 10 or more; by phone at 312.443.3820 or email Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org. Access performances include a Touch Tour on March 4 at 12:30pm; an Audio Described Performance on March 4 at 2pm; an ASL Interpreted Performance on March 10 at 2pm and an Open Captioned Performance on March 11 at 2pm. Visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Access for more information about Goodman Theatre’s accessibility efforts.

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