Marie Byrd Sproul’s directing debut at The Keegan Theatre deals in some of life’s darker moments with clarity and authenticity. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID will leave you with no shortage of things to talk about, from intriguing performances to topical themes.
From Sarah Treem, the woman who brought you the incredibly nuanced and stimulating play “The How and The Why” comes another incredibly stimulating and nuanced play, “When We Were Young and Unafraid.” Directed by Marie Byrd Sproul, this play takes women’s rights and looks at it from every corner, leaving no stone unturned.
Director Marie Byrd Sproul’s production at The Keegan Theatre unflinchingly confronts the issues, telling the story of victims who aren’t perfect, caretakers who have their own past, and abusers who didn’t spring from their mother’s womb as monsters.
The Keegan Theatre presents the Washington DC premiere of Sarah Treem’s When We Were Young and Unafraid, opening on June 17, 2017. Directed by Marie Sproul, When We Were Young and Unafraid stars Keegan founding company member Sheri S. Herren as Agnes, the role originated by Cherry Jones on Broadway. Herren is joined by Kaylynn Creighton, Jenna Berk, Nora Achrati, and Theo Hadjimichael. The press opening is on Tuesday, June 20, at 8:00 pm.
The Keegan Theatre is honored to receive 3 wins at the 33rd Annual Helen Hayes Awards! Congratulations to nominees and winners alike across all categories and especially to those among Keegan’s 16 overall nominations. Outstanding Production, Musical – Helen Next to Normal Outstanding Direction, Musical – Helen Mark A. Rhea and Colin Smith, Next to Normal