Theatre MSU Celebrates 60-Year Milestone with Award-Winning Dramatic Comedy ‘The Wolves’

STARKVILLE, Mississippi—The 60th season of Theatre MSU at Mississippi State University progresses with a play that delves into the turbulence and uncertainty of teenage existence.

The Creative output of Sarah DeLappe, the lauded script “The Wolves,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, portrays the lives of young women comprising a high school soccer squad as they congregate regularly for their team practices. The play is scheduled to run on the main stage of McComas Hall from February 28 to March 2.

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“’The Wolves’ serves as a contemporary piece centered around a girls’ high school soccer team. It delves into the development of young women as they confront obstacles while working together in a team setting. This rendition will unfold in our intimate black box theater style, enabling the audience to delve deeper into the plot,” mentioned Tonya S. Hays, a theater performance assistant professor at MSU.

Student director Kala Morris, a graduate student in MSU’s Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion, remarked, “This play highlights the resilient human spirit amidst challenges, and my aim is for the audience to depart with a feeling of unity and camaraderie nurtured through a shared encounter. Even though we may have our differences, I hope viewers realize from this performance that fundamentally, we are all alike and yearn for the same things. At our core, we are all ‘The Wolves.’”

The finale of Theatre MSU’s momentous anniversary season will arrive in collaboration with MSU’s music department later in the spring. Commemorating and paying homage to the 60th anniversary of the program, Theatre MSU will present “Pippin” from April 24-28 as the first musical showcased at MSU’s McComas Hall.

Recognized as a 2021 School of Excellence recipient in Higher Education by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education, Theatre MSU is a division within the Department of Communication that boasts a rich history of theatrical brilliance at the university.

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