Tickets for the world premiere of the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid are now available. Starring Cherry Jones and directed by Pam McKinnon, the off-Broadway play will begin performances on May 21 at New York City Center—Stage 1. Opening night is scheduled for June 17.
When We Were Young and Unafraid is set inside an underground women’s shelter in the early 1970s—before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, before women had places to turn in times of distress. Agnes (Jones) has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where a woman on the run can seek refuge. But to Agnes’ dismay, her latest young runaway is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter, forcing each girl to question her destiny. And as the drums of the feminist revolution grow louder, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the people she's been trying to help.
In addition to Jones, the cast includes Zoe Kazan, Morgan Saylor, Cherise Boothe and Patch Darragh.