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Steve Ray Photo / Sarah Bidini, left, and Molly Smith rehearse "The Wolves."

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Theatre Company continues its Outside the Box programming with "The Wolves" by Sarah DeLappe. The drama will be presented Oct. 1-6 in Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences' elementary gymnasium.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, "The Wolves" explores the lives of an American girls' soccer team. Known only by the numbers on their matching jerseys, the characters in "The Wolves" reveal their personalities in different ways as the audience sees them prepare for weekly soccer games.

"Ultimately, the show embraces the idea of team and teamwork," says director Gaye Jeffers. "But this team reveals their individuality in different ways — from movement and gestures as they practice to the words they choose, they maneuver through competition, affection and fear together and as individuals."

If you go

* What: “The Wolves”

* Where: Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences elementary gymnasium, 865 E. Third St.

* When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-6

* Admission: $12, $10 students with valid student ID and senior adults

* For more information: 423-425-4269

 

"By performing this play in a gym, where American girls gather to share their lives and skills, we hope to add richness and meaning to the audience's experience," adds Steve Ray, associate department head for performing arts.

"I hope that any audience member who sees this show walks away feeling like these characters deserve 90 minutes of their time, and they aren't so easily cast aside and either treated as airhead idiots or sexual objects or any fill-in-the-blank, stereotypical representation of girls," says playwright DeLappe.

Cast members of "The Wolves" are Sarah Bidini, Ashlyn Buckner, Katey Dailey, Autumn Hemmelgarn, Claire Johnson, Emeline Phinney, Molly Smith, Anne Swedberg, Julia Walker and Linsey Watkins.

The creative team of "The Wolves" includes Adam Miecielica, set design; Andrew Haueter, costume design; and Jeff Davis, lighting design and technical direction.

Audiences are advised that "The Wolves" contains mature subject matter.

Tickets are $10 and $12. They can be purchased at the UTC Fine Arts Center box office in person, by phone at 423-425-4269, or online at https://www.utc.edu/theatre.

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