On the top floor of The Keegan Theatre is a cork board labeled “What Does Feminism Mean to You?” Pushpins, pens, and slips of paper are provided so that patrons can have their say, and they do. Lots of thoughts to put a pin in. Lots of divergent points of view yet all tagged feminism. It’s an apt metaphor for the multiplicity of discrepant perspectives that Playwright Sarah Treem has packed into this passionately partisan play. … What’s so brilliant and engaging about WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID is that it’s a time capsule of an era when second-wave feminism was just beginning to kick ass.
I recommend Keegan’s WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID as not only an excellent production but also a revealing political period piece.