Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 4:00pm
Performed at The Arts at Secret Zone, 50 Kihapai Street in Kailua
Kailua Onstage Arts is a new addition to theater in Honolulu, providing performing arts performances and classes to Windward and Honolulu residents from their theater in Kailua.
Kailua Onstage Arts launches its inaugural season with the Hawaii Premiere of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Stacy Ray. A 2017 Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, this highly acclaimed play explores the lives, hearts and minds of nine high school girls on an indoor soccer team. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the 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 9 American girls who just want to score some goals.
The production is directed by Stacy Ray and the run has been extended through Sept. 16 at The Arts @ SecretZone, 50 Kihapai St, in Kailua.
KOA Artistic Director Kevin Keaveney was drawn to the play and chose it as the fledgling theater’s first production because “it’s unlike anything I’d ever seen onstage. Although it’s extremely specific to the lives of these teenage girls, it’s also a universally relatable portrayal of the human experience. Conversations and events stream by in a seemingly trivial flood of mundanity, but out of that rise eddies and currents of deep philosophy, pain, humor, giddy exhilaration, and the drive to win, to survive, to persist
Chelsea Cox Lily De La Cruz
Alyse Glaser Grace Grange
Ruby O'Malley Maggie Odom
Camille Perry Kira Stone
with Lisa Barnes as Soccer Mom
CRITIC'S PICK! "The scary, exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence emanates from every scene of this uncannily assured first play by Sarah DeLappe." - The New York Times
"DeLappe has created an ensemble of distinct female characters without leaning on romantic partners or traditional feminine tropes to define them." - Theatremania
"A formidably precise piece of observational writing" - The Chicago Tribune
"DeLappe's exquisitely orchestrated cross talk and overlapping banter, dense with profanity and jokes, is quite musical." - Time Out NY
"The Wolves is a delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer...DeLappe's dialogue is hilarious and idiosyncratic, moving swiftly from gross-out humor to pain [...] She offers us ninety minutes in a smart, sympathetic, female world. It's a patch of Astroturf I would gladly set foot on again." - The Village Voice
The fictional soccer team of The Wolves is comprised of nine talented young actresses, some quite familiar to Oahu audiences. All have been pushed to new heights by the demands of the play. Director Stacy Ray reports, “The cast has become a pack: dependent on one another, protective of one another, supportive and challenging of one another. Just like wolves in the wild – no weak links allowed – all are focused on the same goal, the strength and stability of the pack.”
Playwright Sarah DeLappe’s keen ear for dialogue reveals a world often overlooked or simplified by adult writers. The script “is 100% Teenage Girls,” says Ray. “A constant thought exchange with no subject off limits. It will remind you that each moment of life is capable of great passion, joy, laughter, and love.”
(pictured L - R)
Front row: Maggie Odom, Camille Perry, Kira Stone
Back row: Lily Kim-Dela Cruz, Chelsea Cox, Ruby O'Malley, Ka'ena Watson, Grace Grange, and Alyse Glaser
Kailua Onstage Arts is a new, non-profit performing arts company based in downtown Kailua and dedicated to presenting works that give voice to the voiceless – those who have gone mostly unheard because of their race, gender, sexuality, geographic location, or economic condition.
A 7-week session in movement, voice, and acting for musical theatre with an informal showcase the 7th class, taught by Kelly Wadlegger (Musical Theater Summer School Teacher at Le Jardin Academy and Dance Director at Castle Performing Arts Center/Castle High School
Sundays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28
(no class 10/7)
Place: KAILUA ONSTAGE ARTS
131 Hekili Street #203
Kailua HI 96734
Please email to register: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information- phone Ms. Kelly: 670-4756
Or phone KOA: 388-0319
Kelly Wadlegger holds an M.F.A. in Dance (2009) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) where she taught dance and choreographed (Rite of Spring) for Ernst Lab Theatre on a three-year graduate fellowship; She has a B.F.A in Dance (1992) from S.U.N.Y. Purchase Conservatory . Kelly currently is the Dance Educator and Dance Director in the Performing Arts Pathways at Castle High School/Castle Performing Arts Center and recently directed musical theatre at Le Jardin Academy summer school.
Kelly is an international choreographer, dancer, and teaching artist who has taught International Baccalaureate Diploma Dance, and choreographed dance concerts and musicals at Western Academy Beijing, P.R. China, and the International School Bangkok, Thailand. She has choreographed commercials; concert dance for CPAC/Castle DanceForce (Sleeping Beauty, Juxtapositions, United Colors of Dance); and staged choreography for Manoa Valley Theatre, Hawaii Pacific University, and Hawaii Mission Houses. She premiered an evening of theatre & dance for Oahu 1st Fringe Festival, and Ong King Arts (Identities in Motion); and has performed locally with Tau Dance Theatre, Halua Pua Ilima, and Convergence Dance Theatre; and has taught/ choreographed at Punahou School, The Movement Center, The Dance Space, UHM Outreach College, Montessori Community School, Still and Moving Center, and Chaminade University.
In New York City she studied Method Acting with Gary Swanson and was a working observer at The Actors Studio where she performed in (MacBeth), and danced with NYC based companies.
131 Hekili St., #203, Kailua, HI 96734
Performances held at 50 Kihapai St in Kailua