When We Were Young And Unafraid, Featuring Cherry Jones and Zoe Kazan, Opens Off-Broadway

The world premiere of When We Were Young And Unafraid, Sarah Treem's new play about an underground women's shelter in the early 1970s, officially opens June 17 following previews that began May 21.

Zoe Kazan
Zoe Kazan (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Presented by Manhattan Theatre Club and directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon ( Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), When We Were Young And Unafraid continues through Aug. 10 at New York City Center – Stage I.

The production stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones ( The Glass Menagerie, Doubt), Cherise Boothe ( Ruined, Milk Like Sugar), Patch Darragh ( Appropriate, Kin), Zoe Kazan ("Ruby Sparks," A Behanding in Spokane) and Morgan Saylor ("Homeland," "Jamie Marks Is Dead").

"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," press notes state. "But to Agnes' dismay, her latest young runaway Mary Anne (Zoe Kazan) is having a profound influence on her teenage daughter Penny (Morgan Saylor), 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."

The creative team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Jessica Pabst (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design), Broken Chord (original music and sound design) and Thomas Schall (fight director).

New York City Center – Stage I is located at 131 West 55th St. Visit ManhattanTheatreClub.com for more information.