COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May. 10, 2022) — The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company is proud to present Pulitzer Prize Finalist and off-Broadway hit “The Wolves,” by Sarah DeLappe. A collaboration with Colorado College’s Theatre and Dance department staged outdoors in the FAC Courtyard June 1-26, 2022 and led by seasoned director Lisa Marie Rollins who is new to our Front Range creative community.
“The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe.” —The New York Times.
“The Wolves” follows a high school girls soccer team as they warm up for a series of games, preparing for battle. Amid warmups, passing drills, and the raw energy of girlhood, the undefeated Wolves psych each other up—and dive into rapid-fire, unfiltered conversations about the world and their places in it. What happens when life both on and off the field tests the team’s endurance?
“There aren’t many scripts that I’ve read that feel this genuine. I am often frustrated by plays that compromise on reality or characters to move through a plot quickly. It’s so rewarding to be part of a show that puts real people, not just characters, on a stage.” says actor Madison Dillon.
The Fine Arts Center’s production of “The Wolves” stars Colorado based actor Lisa Seibert, alongside a cast of three Colorado College students Jolie Curran, Madison Dillon and Holly Wenger and student Will Burglechner as Assistant Director. They are joined by national talent Mia Fowler* playing #46 and Erika Nikole Zelis* playing #25. The collaboration includes partnership with Colorado Colleges’ women’s soccer coach Keri Sanchez who is supporting the actors learning soccer drills and techniques.
“One of the reasons I came to Colorado College Theatre and Dance Department is the new relationship with the Fine Arts Center, the opportunities for students, the campus and the wider Colorado Springs and Front Range Community to collaborate. I imagine theatre as a place of possibility, as a space for exploration and as an invitation to make our world better. This partnership is the first step in a larger commitment to these communities to continue to bring high quality, relevant and innovative performances that engage both local and national conversations. Our students will have a chance to experience professional level theatre work as part of their educational trajectory and work closely with nationally recognized designers and creatives. When we send them out into the world outside our campus, this very special piece of liberal arts education will inform their next contributions to critical worldmaking.” said director Lisa Marie Rollins.
The creative and design team includes Joseph Lamar (sound design, Denver), Celeste Martore (scenic design), Gypsy Ames (costume design, also CC Theatre Faculty), Holly Ann Rawls (lighting design), and long time favorite and local Kristen Wickersham (stage management).
Writer, director, actors, and creative / design teams comprise a powerhouse of 16 women and non-binary artists in this final production of the 2021/2022 theatre season.
More about City as a Venue
City as a Venue returns in 2022. Kicking off with “The Wolves” in the FAC Courtyard, the FAC will present a summer long celebration of the arts with a robust and diverse calendar of outdoor, mobile and community centric arts experiences. Theatrical performances, site-specific experiences, interactive hands-on artmaking opportunities, and more. More at fac.coloradocollege.edu/city-as-a-venue-2022.
Talkback, June 26: Join us for a FREE talkback with the director and acting company following the final Sunday performance of The Wolves.
Tickets start at $20. Reserve online at fac.coloradocollege.edu or call the box office at (719) 634-5583.
Discounts are available for groups of ten or more. Military service members are also eligible for discounts. Contact the box office for details.
Students from any school can purchase rush tickets 1 hour before the performance at the FAC front desk for $15. Tickets subject to availability; must purchase in person and present school ID; CC students receive FREE rush tickets when they present a CC Gold Card.
PLEASE NOTE: Exposure to COVID-19 is possible in public places. For the latest information on any COVID guidelines and requirements, visit the FAC website.
ABOUT THE FAC THEATRE COMPANY
The award-winning FAC Theatre Company produces an annual season of innovative and exciting theatrical productions and is committed to creating stories that heal, uplift, educate and enlighten in a thoughtful and inclusive environment.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) began with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy 1919. A museum, performing arts theatre, and community art school, the FAC is a pillar in the cultural community of the Rocky Mountain West providing innovative, educational, and multi-disciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The FAC and Colorado College recognize and honor the original inhabitants of the land on which it resides. For more information about the FAC, visit fac.coloradocollege.edu or follow on Facebook @CSFineArtsCenter.