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As equally acclaimed as it is stunning, When We Were Young and Unafraid takes the audience into an underground women’s shelter in the early 1970s. A time before women were granted a sufficiently safe place in society, on the cusp of Roe vs. Wade and before the Violence Against Women Act. A time that sees women find their voice alongside the rise of the modern feminist revolution.
One woman, Agnes, has opened her home in lieu of such a shelter at the dawn of radical change. Her latest refugee, the young Mary Anne, takes influence over her daughter, Penny, and serves as the catalyst for Agnes’ awakening. The mother head must reevaluate her conjectures of the battered women that she’s been attempting to save for so long. The passion of youth thus joins with the wisdom of age and unfolds on stage.
Cherry Jones takes the center as Agnes, a role that has garnered astonishing praise. The Record stated, “You can’t find a better stage actress than Cherry Jones” and Variety proclaimed, “Cherry Jones is perfect.” Television scriptwriter for shows such as “House of Cards,” Sarah Treem is the pen behind the pivotal work. When We Were Young and Unafraid will play the City Center in New York at the prestigious Manhattan Theater Club until August 10, 2014.