NEW CANAAN — A rare performance opportunity was executed this weekend by the theater troupe at St. Luke’s School when it performed “The Wolves.”

“We’re only one of three high schools in the country given the rights to produce it, or attempt to produce it,” said Jason Peck, director of theatre arts.

The intense play — rife with adult concepts and strong language set amid a girls high school soccer team — was performed in the round in two shows Saturday, the second of which was followed by some moderated discussion about its content.

Peck said it’s common for young people to search for their identity in a group dynamic — something the 2016 play, authored by Sarah DeLappe, addresses.

“It’s risky. ... It’s controversial (and) it’s written the way kids talk,” he said.