Zoe Kazan, Patch Darragh and More Will Join Cherry Jones in MTC World Premiere of When We Were Young And Unafraid

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07 Apr 2014

Zoe Kazan
Zoe Kazan

Complete casting has been announced for the Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of When We Were Young And Unafraid, Sarah Treem's new play about an underground women's shelter in the early 1970s, which will begin performances May 21.

Directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park), When We Were Young And Unafraid will officially open June 17 at New York City Center – Stage I.

Joining the previously announced Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones (The Glass Menagerie, Doubt) are 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").

Here's how the production is billed: "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 (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 for 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.