When We Were Young and Unafraid

When We Were Young and Unafraid
June 17 – July 8, 2017
Sarah Treem
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.

Sponsored by
Bill Moore and Judy Deitz, Deborah Winn & Allan Jaworski, Luba Cherbakov & Allan Vandeventer, Maggie Butler, Marcie Cohen, Patricia Zweibel & Dan Leathers, Pat and Ronald Bitando, Andrea & Bob Cali, Friends from St. Thomas’ Parish, Laura & Tom Schaller, Case Design, Tom and Laura Schaller

The Washington Post Review

“Marie Byrd Sproul directs the show without undue fuss as Agnes bakes, Penny studies and Mary Anne guzzles whiskey.”

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DC Theatre Scene Review

“Treem and the fine folks at Keegan prove that a deeply human and empathetic work can still offer surprises, and powerful challenges, and great theatrical entertainment.”

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Magic Time Review

“I recommend Keegan’s WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID as not only an excellent production but also a revealing political period piece.”

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MD Theatre Guide Review

“The Keegan Theatre co-founder Sheri Herren plays the strong but existentially exhausted owner of this establishment, Agnes. Sheri’s Agnes is so superbly human, you often forget that you’re in a play and not sitting across the table from a woman in her home.”

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DC Metro Theater Arts Review

“Director Marie Byrd Sproul has done a masterful job of telling this story for women and about women.”

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

Understudies: Shadia Hafiz (Hannah)

Production Team

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