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originally published: 08/07/2022

(PRINCETON, NJ) — Artistic Director of the McCarter Theater Center Sarah Rasmussen returns to Princeton Public Library Community Hall on Tuesday, August 30 to kick off McCarter’s 2022-23 season and share staging details on the thrilling season-opening production of Sarah de Lappe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wolves, a story centered around an elite high school women’s indoor soccer team. The event starts at 7:00 p.m.

Rasmussen will talk about her special relationship with timely drama and the power of her exploration of adolescence and the hearts, minds and energies of young women; its process of working with the production design team; and she will share stories from the rehearsal room of staging de Lappe’s remarkably kinetic play with a thrilling cast of young actors on tour de force. The conversation will be moderated by McCarter’s Head of Artistic Engagement, Paula Alekson, and will include a Q&A with the audience.

This event will take place in the Community Hall of the Princeton Public Library (first floor) at 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey. No RSVP or ticket is required to attend the event in person; It is free and open to the public.

This is a community partnership event between the Princeton Public Library and the McCarter Theater Center.

McCarter is an independent, non-profit performing arts center located between New York and Philadelphia – and on the campus of Princeton University – McCarter is a multidisciplinary creative and intellectual hub offering theater, music, dance, spoken word, and educational programming for all ages that inspires conversations, connections, and collaborations in our communities. We lead with our values ​​of justice and joy, and we seek beauty in belonging. Famous for developing new work and winner of the 1994 Tony Award for Best Regional Theatre, world premieres include Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike (Tony, Best Play) by Christopher Durang, The Brother/Sister Plays by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Have Our Say by Emily Mann. Renowned artists who have appeared at McCarter include: Alvin Ailey, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, David Sedaris, The Moth, Terence Blanchard, Rosanne Cash, Lake Street Dive, Shawn Colvin, etc. McCarter connects to the community year-round with digital programming, on-site classes, and school residencies. McCarter and Princeton University share a long history of unique partnerships and creative collaborations.

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