When We Were Young and Unafraid

<i>When We Were Young and Unafraid</i>

Photo by Scott McWhirter


Past Event

Location Info:

Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX  77063
Between the Women’s March on Washington and controversial health care fight, 2017 sometimes feels like quite the work in progress. And yet, as explored in Theatre Southwest’s production of Sarah Treem’s period piece, When We Were Young and Unafraid, progress has been made. The Bob Maddox-directed drama stars longtime Houston performer Lisa Shofield as Agnes, the matriarch of a family-run bed and breakfast that takes in domestically abused women, and Houston Theater Award-winning actress Jenna Morris as Mary Anne, her latest runaway with an ear for the feminist revolution. If this all sounds intimidating, the director is quick to assuage any fears. “It’s not as political as it may sound,” he says, laughing. “But it’s really about the people we intersect with and how they shape our lives.” The production also serves as a bit of a homecoming for Maddox, who has been away from Theatre Southwest. “Honestly, I haven’t directed there in several years because I’ve been off teaching high-school theater,” he says. “But I’m retiring this month and I’m trying to get back in the game!”

8 p.m. May 26. Continues Fridays and Saturdays through June 17. Also 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4. 8944 Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit theatresouthwest.org. $16.


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