The Wolves

The Wolves

by Sarah DeLappe

From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls indoor soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals. Finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Performance Info

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm
Friday, March 1 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 2 at 2:00 & 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm

@ Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre

Ticket Info

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Event Date

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 2:00pm

#11..........................Ally Williams

#25..........................Olivia Irmiter

#13..........................Abigail Gawart

#46..........................Mia Klek

#2............................Jocelyn Neidballa

#7............................Kelsey Crotz

#14..........................Crystal Claros

#8............................Cassidy Burroughs

#00..........................Rachel Pevehouse

Soccer Mom............Grace Newton

Swings.....................Brigid Buckley, Sydney Jo Gershon, Natalie Long, Katherine Macri, Jacyline Olvera

ally williams

Ally Williams, #11

Sophomore BFA Musical Theatre, Music minor

Dubuque, Iowa

Ally Williams is excited to be making her Millikin Mainstage debut! Previously, she could be seen at Rising Star Theatre Company in Sister Act (Mary Robert) and Zombie Prom (Toffee). At Dubuque Senior, she was in Les Miserables (Cosette) and Wit (Susie). Other credits include Gypsy and Cabaret at the Grand Opera House, and Shrek and Beauty and the Beast at The Bell Tower Theatre.


olivia irmiter

Olivia Irmiter, #25

Senior BFA Acting

Chicago, Illinois

Olivia Irmiter is so excited to return to the Mainstage for her final semester at Millikin. Her recent Millikin Mainstage credits include Sister Act, Wintertime, and Mr. Burns, a Post Electric Play.


abigail gawart

Abigail Gawart, #13

Junior BFA Acting, Dance minor

St. Louis, Missouri

Abigail is delighted to be a part of her second Millikin Mainstage production. From a dreamy semester in London studying at Shakespeare’s Globe to the ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It, Abigail is grateful to Millikin for supplying many opportunities for growth. Abigail has worked with the St. Louis Muny where she has been a part of 8 productions. This includes Into the Woods (Snow White), and she has worked alongside artists including Heather Headley, Jason Gotay, and Elena Shaddow. Abigail has also performed on the Andrew Lloyd Webber cabaret tour with Terry Barber, former member of the Grammy winning group “Chanticleer.” Other credits include The Addams Family (Morticia) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia) at Christian Brothers College.


mia klek

Mia Klek, #46

Junior BFA Musical Theatre

Rocky River, Ohio

This is Mia Klek's Millikin Mainstage debut. She has previously appeared in the Beck Center of the Arts productions of Chicago (Mona) and Avenue Q. At the Rocky River Mainstage, Mia's credits include Catch Me if You Can (Brenda), The Addams Family (Alice), and The Nerd (Tansy). Other stage credits include Shrek: the Musical (Gingy/Sugarplum Fairy) at TrueNorth Cultural Arts.


jocelyn neidballa

Jocelyn Neidballa, #2

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Chicago, Illinois

Jocelyn Neidballa was most recently in Millikin’s Children Show: A Dragon Photobombed My Selfie. Outside of high school, Jocelyn’s credits include Wednesday (The Addams Family) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Credits from The Chicago High School for the Arts include Fantine (Les Miserables), Bobby (A Chorus Line), and Hope Harcourt (Anything Goes).


kelsey crotz

Kelsey Crotz, #7

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Montgomery, Alabama

Kelsey Crotz recently appeared in Millikin University’s Children’s Show A Dragon Photobombed My Selfie. She was also seen in Matilda de Musical, Kleur de Schaduw , De Tijdmeesters, and Dit is het Einde at De Kunstacademie Knokke in Belgium.


crystal claros

Crystal Claros, #14

First-year BFA Musical Theatre

Ashburn, Virginia

For as long as she can remember, Crystal Claros has always been a strong advocate of the theatrical arts. She has been performing for years and appeared in roles such as Miss Andrew from Mary Poppins and Belle in Beauty and The Beast. Crystal is ecstatic to be making her Millikin Mainstage debut!


cassidy burroughs

Cassidy Burroughs, #8

Senior BA Theatre, Dance minor

Greensboro, North Carolina

Cassidy Burroughs most recently performed in and was Senior Choreographer for Solstice: A Concert of Dance. Cassidy was also seen as Norma in Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre’s production of Carrie the Musical and as Lizzie in their production of LIZZIE the Musical. When she is not performing on the stage, Cassidy is a dance instructor at the Decatur Arts and Recreational Center. She would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to perform with such a powerful team of women.


rachel pevehouse

Rachel Pevehouse, #00

Sophomore BA Theatre

St. Louis, Missouri

Rachel most recently appeared in Julius Caesar at Millikin University. Past credits include The Diviners, Anything Goes, Bye Bye Birdie, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Marquette High School. She has also appeared in Tarzan and Annie at Spotlight Productions.


grace newton

Grace Newton, Soccer Mom

Sophomore BFA Acting

San Diego, California

Grace Newton - Recent credits include swing in Julius Caesar (Millikin Mainstage), woman in The Wall (JMS), and swing in Intimate Apparel (Millikin Mainstage).


brigid buckley

Brigid Buckley, Swing

First-year BFA Acting

St. Louis, Missouri

Brigid Buckley has recently appeared in Carrie: The Musical (Norma) at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre and Spring Awakening (Martha) at Stray Dog Theatre. Other credits include: Aida at The Muny.


sydney jo gershon

Sydney Jo Gershon, Swing

Junior BFA Acting, Music minor

Brewster, New York

Sydney Jo Gershon has previously appeared in Brewster Performing Arts productions of Shrek the Musical (Princess Fiona), Our Town (Emily Webb), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy), and Blithe Spirit (Madame Arcati). She was also seen in Eastman Theatre Company’s production of Tick, Tick… BOOM! Additional credits include: Dead Man’s Cellphone (IC Players), Nine (French Woods Festival), and Grease (Spotlight Arts Inc.)


natalie long

Natalie Long, Swing

Sophomore BA Theatre, BA Biology, Pre-Occupational Therapy

Verona, Wisconsin

Natalie is so excited to be making her Mainstage debut. Some previous credits include: Into the Woods, Carousel, Metamorphoses, and The Taming of The Shrew. She most recently was the Assistant Stage Manager for PDST’s production of Unlatched and a dancer in Solstice: A Concert of Dance. She is a member of the improv group Math Club on campus and the hip-hop dance team Physical Graffiti. She would like to thank her friends, family, and the SOTAD faculty for their infinite support and wisdom. Enjoy the show!


katherine macri

Katherine Macri, Swing

First-year BA Theatre

Santa Clarita, California

Katherine Macri recently appeared in Hart High’s production of Bye Bye Birdie and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. At E.S.C.A.P.E Theatre, Katherine was seen in The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, and Oliver.


jacyline olvera

Jacyline Olvera, Swing

Junior BA Theatre, BA Music, Spanish minor

Elgin, Illinois

Jacyline Olvera - Credits include Wizard in The Wizard of Oz, 12 Angry Jurors, Wickersham Brothers in Seussical, You Can't Take it With You, and I Never Saw Another Butterfly.

elisa gonzales

Elisa Gonzales, Director

Assistant Professor

Millikin University

Elisa Gonzales is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Millikin University, where she teaches voice and speech, dialects, and acting.  As an actress, her extensive resume includes credits at the New York International Fringe Festival, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the La Jolla Playhouse.  Elisa is a certified Assistant Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.  Additional creative research interests include site-specific storytelling, community-based performance, devised theatre, and Latinx theatre.  She received her BFA in Acting from Emerson College, and her MFA in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University.


hannah ottenfeld

Hannah Ottenfeld, Asst. Director

Sophomore BA Theatre, Dance minor

Chicago, Illinois

Recent work includes: Carrie the Musical, Strangest Things! The Musical (Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre), Becky Thatcher, Just So (The Actors Garden) and Sweeney Todd (Stahl Family Theatre).


nicole e wood

Nicole E. Wood, Scenic Design

Senior BFA Design and Production

Decatur, Illinois

The Phantom of the Opera (Assistant Scenic Design), Tick and Treats at Heroic Age Studios (Assistant Production Designer), Wintertime (Paint Charge), Sister Act (Assistant Paint Charge), Intimate Apparel (Assistant Paint Charge).


Quinnyata Bellows, Costume Design

Senior BFA Design and Production

Chicago, Illinois

Costume Designer for Julius Caesar, Assistant Costume Designer for Intimate Apparel, Hair/Makeup for 9 to 5: The Musical.


annelise salazar

Annelise Salazar, Lighting Design

Junior BFA Design and Production

Sylmar, California

Solstice: A Concert of Dance (Lighting Design); Equinox: A Concert of Dance (Lighting Design); Phantom of The Opera (Assistant Master Electrician); Julius Caesar (Assistant Master Electrician); Sister Act (Assistant Lighting Design); Hand to God (Lighting Design).


mary black

Mary Black, Sound Design

Associate Professor, Director of Theatre and Dance

Millikin University

Recent Millikin credits include Scenic Design for 9 to 5: The Musical, Heathers: The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Lighting Design for Rough Magic and Scenic Design and Technical Direction for Peter Pan, The Ladies Man, and Legally Blonde: The Musical. Previous design credits include Rent and Hamlet for the Station Theatre and several productions for the Decatur Park District Best of Summer Stock program.  Previous technical credits include work for Indiana University’s Opera and Theatre programs, Iowa Summer Repertory Theatre, Brown County Playhouse, and University of Iowa’s Opera and Theatre programs. Mary earned her MFA in Technical Theatre from Indiana University.


diana juarez

Diana Juarez, Stage Manager

Junior BFA Stage Management, BA Spanish

Chicago, Illinois

Diana Juarez (Stage Manager) is very delighted to have worked with the amazing cast and company of The Wolves at Millikin University. Previous Management credits include Carrie: The Musical at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre, Intimate Apparel at Millikin University, and Heathers: The Musical at Millikin University. Juarez also works as the Assistant Production Manager for the School of Theatre and Dance.


andrea pfau

Andrea Pfau, Asst. Stage Manager

First-year BFA Stage Management

Belleville, Illinois

Sister Act: Assistant Stage Manager (Millikin University), Sweeney Todd: Stage Manager (Belleville East Highschool), Madagascar the Musical: Stage Manager (Looking Glass Playhouse, Lebanon Illinois), Rocky Horror Picture Show: Sound Board Operator (Looking Glass Playhouse, Lebanon Illinois).