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Award-winning Theatre ֱ continues 60-year milestone with coming-of-age dramatic comedy ‘The Wolves’

Contact: Sarah Nicholas

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s Theatre ֱ continues its 60th season this month with a theatrical production highlighting the chaos and confusion of teenage life.

Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning “The Wolves”—a Pulitzer Prize finalist script depicting young women of a high school soccer team as they gather weekly for practice—is presented on the McComas Hall main stage Feb. 28-March 2.

Tickets for the public show are available for $10 at .

“‘The Wolves’ is a timely play about a girls’ high school soccer team. It explores the formation of young women when faced with challenges while working within the framework of a team. This production will be produced in our intimate black box style theater which engages audiences in the play on a new level,” said Tonya S. Hays, an ֱ assistant professor of theater performance.

Kala Morris, student director for the production and a graduate student in ֱ’s Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion, said “This play showcases the indominable human spirit of resilience in the face of adversity, and I want the audience to leave with a sense of togetherness and connection fostered through a shared experience. Although we may differ, I want people to realize through this show that at our core, we are all similar and crave the same things. Inside, we are all ‘The Wolves.’”

Theatre ֱ will culminate its milestone anniversary season later this spring in a collaboration with ֱ’s music department. As a way to celebrate and honor the program’s 60th anniversary, from April 24-28 Theatre ֱ will present “Pippin,” the first musical performed in ֱ’s McComas Hall.

The Department of Communication’s production division, Theatre ֱ, is a 2021 School of Excellence awardee in Higher Education from the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education and is celebrating a long legacy of theatrical excellence on campus.

For more about the Theatre ֱ season, contact Hays at thays@comm.msstate.edu.

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