When We Were Young and Unafraid

Written by Sarah Treem

Sixty-Six Theatre Co.

August, 2018

 

Designers

Scenic- Elizabeth Smith

Costumes- Beryl Brachman

Lighting- Paul Timmel

ABOUT: When We Were Young and Unafraid keeps secrets, tests perceptions and challenges not only 1970 conventions but contemporary ones as well. In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes’s tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.