The Meredith Theatre Department will present the play, "The Wolves," Nov. 9 through Nov. 13 in Jones Auditorium. The Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matineé will begin at 2 p.m.
"The Wolves" is a “play [that] centers around a team of high school soccer players and focuses on the trials and tribulations of that group of young women. [It] deals with several heavy themes, but that material is treated in a way that makes the subject matter digestible and appropriate for our audience,” says Steven Roten, the director of this play. The themes discussed are teen pregnancy, homosexuality, multiple genocides and mental health among others.
The play features a girls indoor soccer team during the cold winter months as they prepare for a game. While they prepare, they build each other up and have unfiltered, real conversations with each other about their lives and the world around them. Roten says, “Progressing at weekly intervals, we get a glimpse into their lives and the things they are struggling to understand in this complex world.”
Roten says "The Wolves" is important “because it is a play about teen women,” and it’s “a powerful one.” He also says that he thinks it’s important that a play about young women be produced. “The play is important for many reasons,” Roten says.
The production is open to the public and admission is free. Attendees must reserve a ticket through the department’s SignUpGenius prior to attending. The link can be found in their Linktree on their Instagram page @merediththeatre.
By Kayla Dunn, Reporter