When We Were Young and Unafraid

by Sarah Treem
directed by Marie Sproul

DC Premiere

In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade or 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, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.

“A stark reminder of how rare it is to see such urgent subject matter tackled in mainstream theater.” —NBC NY.

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JUN 17 – JUL 8, 2017

Thu-Sat at 8:00 pm
Sun at 3:00 pm

Additional performances:

Tuesday, June 20 – 8 pm
Wednesday, June 28 – 8 pm

Wednesday, July 5 – 8 pm


Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes, plus one 15-minute intermission

Advisory Warning: Contains sexual situations and references to domestic violence and rape. Recommended for ages 16 and older.




Sponsored artists indicated with Star

The Cast

Agnes Sheri S. Herren*Sponsored*
Penny Kaylynn Creighton*Sponsored*
Mary Anne Jenna Berk*Sponsored*
Hannah Nora Achrati*Sponsored*
Paul Theo Hadjimichael*Sponsored*

Understudies: Shadia Hafiz (Hannah)

The Production Team

Director Marie Byrd Sproul*Sponsored*
Assistant Director Ty Hallmark*Sponsored*
Stage Manager
Juliana Parks*Sponsored*
Scenic Designer
Matthew J. Keenan*Sponsored*
Lighting Designer
Katie McCreary*Sponsored*
Sound Designer Jordana Abrenica*Sponsored*
Costume Designer Liz Gossens*Sponsored*
Properties Designer and Set Dressing Cindy Jacobs*Sponsored*
Hair and Make Up Designer
Craig Miller*Sponsored*
Properties and Set Dressing Assistant Katrina Wiskup
Dramaturg – Katie Baskerville
Photography Cameron Whitman

Star In Good Company Sponsors

Production Sponsors

Bill Moore and Judy Deitz

Director Sponsors

Deborah Winn & Allan Jaworski sponsoring Marie Byrd Sproul
Luba Cherbakov & Allan Vandeventer sponsoring Ty Hallmark

Artist Sponsors

Maggie Butler sponsoring Sheri S. Herren
Marcie Cohen sponsoring Jenna Berk
Patricia Zweibel & Dan Leathers sponsoring Nora Achrati
Patricia Zweibel & Dan Leathers sponsoring Kaylynn Creighton
Andrea & Bob Cali sponsoring Shadia Hafiz
Andrea & Bob Cali sponsoring Theo Hadjimichael

Pat and Ronald Bitando sponsoring Juliana Parks
Andrea & Bob Cali sponsoring Katie McCreary
Andrea & Bob Cali sponsoring Jordana Abenica
Andrea & Bob Cali sponsoring Liz Gossens
Friends from St. Thomas’ Parish sponsoring Matthew Keenan
Laura & Tom Schaller sponsoring Cindy Jacobs
Case Design sponsoring Craig Miller

Props and Equipment Sponsors

Tom and Laura Schaller sponsoring Props & Equipment

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