Award-winning Theatre MSU 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 MSU 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 MSU assistant professor of theater performance.

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

The Department of Communication’s production division, Theatre MSU, 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.

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