Alumna Lizzy Jutila to reprise role in “The Wolves”

Interlochen Arts Academy alumna Lizzy Jutila (IAA 10-11) will reprise her role in Sarah DeLappe’s play, The Wolves, at the Lincoln Center this fall.

Jutila, who plays #00 (the goaltender), appeared in the award-winning production of The Wolves at The Duke on 42nd Street in September 2016. Among its accolades, the play received a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Ensemble Award and the Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play. It was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

The play’s plot follows a women’s indoor soccer team, who discuss global affairs, womanhood and the trials of teenage life during their pre-game warm-ups. The play’s website describes the show as “a portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.”

“This is the most important piece of work I have ever done as an artist,” Jutila said. “I am extremely honored to be given another opportunity to share it in such an honorable place. I also cannot express how amazed and grateful I am by everyone who has been a part of this journey.

I've been waiting and working towards this success since I was a little girl. Never give up. Ever.”

The Wolves will open at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on Nov. 20, 2017.