World premiere play by Sarah Treem
Directed by Pam MacKinnon
with Cherise Boothe, Patch Darragh, Cherry Jones, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Saylor
Emmy and two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones (Doubt, "24") returns to MTC for Sarah Treem's ("House of Cards," "In Treatment") powerful new play that takes us 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 (Cherry 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 Mary Anne is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter Penny, 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.
Deeply moving and beautifully rendered, When We Were Young and Unafraid explores the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities.
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Since 1984, Manhattan Theatre Club has produced at its Off-Broadway home at New York City Center Stages I and II. Previous productions include The Whipping Man, Humor Abuse, Blackbird, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Wild Party, A Class Act and the Pulitzer Prize–winning plays Ruined, Doubt and Proof. Last year, they launched The Studio at Stage II, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series, as a place where bold, new work meets bold, new audiences.