Powerful! The Wolves at the Goodman Theatre (February 23, 2018)

The Wolves are an indoor soccer team of high school girls. They gossip about all the typical teenage things like crushes and their bodies. However, they also talk about more serious subjects such as genocide, abortion, and death. It’s not a story about idyllic suburban life. A lot of drama takes place in this ensemble along with a lot of comedy as the girls build comradery as a team and face the challenges of life together.


The set is a real indoor soccer practice space complete with AstroTurf, nets all the way around, ceiling fans, and stadium lights. When the girls kick the balls towards the audience, everyone can’t help but duck, even though the net is there between them. It’s clear the girls have been training as they go through the soccer drills and look like a real team.


The entire cast in this production is solid and a few of them really shine. Angela Alise is superb as #00, the goalie, who struggles with social anxiety. Isa Arciniegas is strong and forceful as #25, the captain. Natalie Joyce is intense as #7, the striker. And lastly, Meighan Gerachis as Soccer Mom has a very powerful performance.

Get tickets now for The Wolves through March 11th!

Quinn Delaney


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