Student Directed

“When We Were Young and Unafraid”: Student-directed play rekindles the spirit of ’70s feminism

“When We Were Young and Unafraid”: Student-directed play rekindles the spirit of ’70s feminism

BY ELLA WHITE ’22

The play by Sarah Treem takes place in the 1970s, specifically in the weeks leading up to the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, and is set in a safe house for abused women looking to escape unhealthy relationships. Agnes, who runs the safe house with her daughter, Penny, takes in a woman named Mary Anne, who changes their monotonous lives when she encourages Penny to flirt and wear dresses, setting a precedent in the household