The Wrestling Season

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The Wrestling Season
Directed by Alex Tey
Produced by Tracey Haneman and Erica Israel
Written by Laurie Brooks
Sponsored by Purple Crayon Players
Show Dates Nov. 18-20
Venue Shanley Pavilion

Using only the setting of a wrestling mat, eight young people struggle with the destructive power of rumors and how others see them. This is Matt's year to excel on his high-school wrestling team, but innuendo about his friendship with Luke causes Matt to question himself and his priorities. Kori wants to be accepted for who she is, not the way she looks. Melanie copes with a reputation she cannot grow beyond. Jolt and Heather ultimately regret having too much too soon. And Nicole has so little self-esteem that she agrees with everyone. The action is overseen by The Referee, who comments on the action from inside and outside the drama with hand signals and commands. Using images, movement and sound, cast members function as a chorus and as individual characters whose stories are interwoven to create a theatrical event that challenges and reveals their search for identity.


(In speaking order)

  • Heather- Alison Mahoney
  • Jolt- Colton Dillion
  • Nicole- Erin Cutler
  • Kori- Caitlin Oates
  • Willy- Pernell Myers
  • Melanie- Jenna Troum
  • Luke- Joe Stein
  • Matt- Scott Wolf
  • The Referee- Antora DeLong

Production Team

  • Producers: Tracey Haneman, Erica Israel
  • Director: Alex Tey
  • Stage Manager: Amalie Vega
  • Set Design: Ross Lemmon
  • Lighting Design: Danny Osburn
  • Sound Design: Jake Pollock
  • Publicity Directors: Ned Baker, Justin Leider
  • Publicity Photographer: Justin Barbin
  • Graphic Designer: Jacob Watson
  • Business Team: Paige Anderson, Tori Bryan, Patrick Sulken
  • Wrestling Consultants: David Catlin, Colton Dillion, Ben Estus

Interested in joining The Wrestling Season team? E-mail