Let the Right One In

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Let the Right One In by Jack Thorne, based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell, is onstage at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville, Fla., through November 4, 2018. Let the Right One In is a movement-filled horror tale of young-love, living scene to scene with as many cute and endearing moments as ones that brim with blood. For more information visit thehipp.org. Photo by Rachel Jones. 

The Wolves on the Hippodrome Mainstage

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“We are the Wolves.”
Onstage Aug. 31 – Sept. 23

The Hippodrome Theatre partners with the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance (UF SoTD) to bring the acclaimed new play THE WOLVES to the stage. Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell, THE WOLVES is onstage August 31 – September 23, with previews August 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.

Pure excitement in the much-anticipated and energy-packed production kicks off the 2018-19 season with THE WOLVES. THE WOLVES is ONSTAGE NOW and runs for a limited 3 weeks through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the emboldened, bright-eyed and quick-witted lives a suburban high school girls’ soccer team. With their sassy and hysterical dialogue, these athletic mean girls will have you laughing in the first minute.

“This is a high-energy play with crackling dialogue and fascinating characters,” said Jerry Dickey, Ph.D., UF SoTD.

Check out the video on our YouTube for a glimpse of THE WOLVES on the Hippodrome Mainstage, or come out TONIGHT and see for yourself!

On stage August 31 – September 23 with 7 performances a week: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m. |Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m. | Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.

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

“A firecracker of a play, spilling over with humor, insight and searing pathos.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“DeLappe has created an ensemble of distinct female characters without leaning on romantic partners or traditional feminine tropes to define them.” - Theatremania

“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

“There are not many plays like this one. It’s exhilarating, stunning, and hysterical,” Lauren Warhol Caldwell said. ”This all-female cast of THE WOLVES depicts a pack of women who, while warming up for each game, dive into conversations that inhabit the teenage brain as they tremble on the brink of adulthood.”

“The school is especially pleased because the play offers outstanding roles for a large number of college-age women.  It’s a special treat for actresses in our school to have this opportunity to work on a female-driven play in a professional environment at the Hipp,” Dickey said. ”The co-production with the Hippodrome Theatre is one of the annual highlights for the UF School of Theatre + Dance.”

A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Lucille Lortel and Drama League awards for Best Play, as well as for the Outer Critics’ Circle John Gassner Award for Outstanding New American Play, and winner of the 2015 Relentless Award for Playwriting, THE WOLVES was named one of the year’s best plays by The New York Times.

“From tampons to Cambodia, the topics pop into conversation like popcorn popping into the air,” Caldwell said. “THE WOLVES submerge into the world of politics, pop culture and teenage anxiety. Within the scope of the play, we are exposed to the individual journey of each young woman.” A particular event forces the tribe to face what it takes to get through as one organism - complete, fierce and strong - in their plight of winning games. Content Advisory: suggestive content & profanity typical of what you would expect from teenagers.Tickets at (352)375.4477 or thehipp.org. Watch this short promo video for the Hippodrome Theatre’s stage production of THE WOLVES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keIUzoJpMgY

Photos by Rachel Jones. Video directed and edited by Rachel Jones, shot by Michael A. Eaddy, with sound by Amanda Yanes.

March For Our Lives in Washington D.C.

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Victory March to Backwater Bridge

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Amber Cross, 30, sat atop a run-down military truck facing the barricade erected by Dakota Access Pipeline Security that cut off Backwater Bridge, which was too enshrouded by falling snow to see on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Drums beat and 24 mile per hour winds howled as veterans and water protectors marched in victory of the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to decline the easement, deferring and rerouting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline until further investigation for an Environmental Impact Statement. 

Drums beat and 24 miles per hour winds howled as veterans and water protectors marched in victory of the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to decline the easement, deferring and rerouting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline until further investigation for an Environmental Impact Statement, Monday, December 5, 2016 (Photos by Rachel Jones)

Cross, from Oglala, S.D., and a member of the Pine Ridge Sioux Tribe has been at Oceti Sakowin Camp for more than a month. She is overwhelmed by the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision, but feels the government needs to do more to protect the people and water. She isn’t leaving until the police kick her out, she said.  Cross chanted, “Mni Waconi” and other water protectors all around chanted back, “Water is life!”

Amber Cross, 30, sat atop a run-down military truck facing the barricade erected by Dakota Access pipeline security that cut off Backwater bridge, which was too enshrouded by falling snow to see, on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (Photo by Rachel Jones)

“The vets might have been the tipping point,” said Gray Harrison, 62, an army veteran from Fort Collins, Colo., regarding the Army Corps of Engineers decision to decline the easement. With veterans arriving by the thousands, Harrison said, “They knew the water protectors were not going to back down.” Jim Berg, 62, and his son, Mniluzahe Berg, 36, both Navy veterans, heard the call and came out to support. Mniluzahe served three tours in Iraq. ”Its an amazing appalling thing to see congress and the federal government inactive for so long on issues of national importance,” Berg said.

Water protector prays at Backwater Bridge amid celebration of Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to decline the easement for the continued construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, on Monday, December 5, 2016. (Photo by Rachel Jones)

The Army Corps of Engineers’ decision is welcome, but very late, Berg said, referring to the injuries caused to water protectors by Morton County Sheriff’s department from rubber bullets, concussion grenades and water canons in the interim of the decision.  Berg can’t believe the reaction of law enforcement officers and the government to the right to protest.  As a Native American who has worked in “Indian country” all his life, to propose a pipeline for profit, Berg said, “That makes me furious. Most Indian country doesn’t even have pipelines for water,” Berg said.

Veterans and water protectors celebrate the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to decline the easement to continue DAPL construction. This follows the Victory March from Oceti Sakowin camp to Backwater Bridge on Monday, December 5, 2016, the date water protectors were ordered to evacuate. (Photo by Rachel Jones)

 

Veterans arrive at Standing Rock to protect the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

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Veterans fly their colors on State Hwy. 1806 as they return to Oceti Sakowin Camp south of the barricade across Cannonball River on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Veterans head north on State Hwy. 1806 in formation, as more amass in thousands to Oceti Sakowin Camp in support of water protectors, on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Water protectors had encircled the Oceti Sakowin Camp in prayer when word spread from Sacred Fire that the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday, December 4, 2016.

Women Walk In Prayer

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Hundreds of women walk in silent prayer from Sacred Stone to the barricade on the bridge crossing Cannonball River on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

Six elders stood singing and praying with sage and cedar across barbed wire from armed security.