Winnipesaukee Playhouse stages ‘The Wolves’

  • The Winnipesaukee Playhouse will stage “The Wolves” from Thursday through Sunday. Courtesy

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Published: 2/13/2020 11:50:09 AM
Modified: 2/13/2020 11:49:59 AM

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse’s education division will perform a coming-of-age show to start off the 2020 season.

The play, the first by Sarah DeLappe, was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

The Wolves shows the funny and intense complexity of being a teenage girl and focuses on an indoor soccer team.

There are nine major characters on the team and through the dialogue, gossip and discussions, the girls try and suss out their identities.

The cast is completed by the character of “soccer mom” played by Ashley Whalley, who recently won the New Hampshire Theatre Award for best actress in a professional musical for her performance as Velma Kelly in Chicago.

“She needs to contrast with and complement the other nine, all of whom are the teenage members of a girls’ soccer team,” said Playhouse Education Director Timothy L’Ecuyer in a statement. “We needed to cast someone who, in addition to being an excellent actor, could strike a balance between connecting with the rest of the characters on stage and also be a bit on the outside.”

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse show is directed by Meredith Brown.

Shows will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $11 to $20 and can be purchased at or by calling 279-0333.

The Wolves will be the first play of the year for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Each season by its educational, community and professional programs is built around a unifying concept, such as made in America, favorites from big and small screens and around the world. This year’s theme is Women in Theatre, with plays by and/or about women.

Next weekend, Good JoB Productions (established by the co-founders of the Winnipesaukee Playhouse) will present Amelia, a Civil War love story.

Other planned productions include Really Rosie, Steel Magnolias, Matilda, Murder on the Orient Express, Votes for Women, Or, Glorious!, A Little Princess and Calendar Girls.

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