Sarah Treem’s WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID is ultimately a story of witness. Agnes tells us to listen to the victim’s story. She tells us that the mere act of telling is not enough, that we must act as a mirror for the sufferer. Director Marie Byrd Sproul does not let any frills get in the way of Treem’s central message, and as a result we are all implicated.
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.