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News Cherry Jones to Star in When We Were Young and Unafraid for Manhattan Theatre Club Manhattan Theatre Club will present the world premiere of Sarah Treem's new play When We Were Young and Unafraid at New York City Center – Stage 1 beginning May 22, 2014.

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Directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), the cast will be headed by Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner Cherry Jones ("24," The Heiress, Doubt). Opening night is scheduled for June 17, 2014.

When We Were Young and Unafraid takes place in an underground women's shelter in the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade and the Violence Against Women Act and 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," press notes state. "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."

Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date.

More information can be found at or by calling (212) 399-3050.

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