When We Were Young and Unafraid at The Naples Players

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From March 30 – April 24, When We Were Young and Unafraid is in the Tobye Studio Theater in Naples.
The story is set in the 1970s and examines the harsh realities of life before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, and before women had places to turn in times of distress. Smart and exciting, it will leave you on the edge of your seat with a renewed appreciation of a woman’s rights.
Sarah Treem, writer of the edge-of-your-seat Netflix series House of Cards, created this powerful play about an unassuming, cozy bed and breakfast that moonlights as a battered women’s shelter.
Agnes (Paulette Oliva) lives on a remote island off the coast of Washington with her 16 year old daughter, Penny (Gigi Kirton) where she upholds an ironclad set of rules and boundaries to protect her B&B guests and the women she shelters.
To Agnes’ dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne (Amy Hughes), is beginning to influence Penny. Hannah (Shelley Gothard), a radical searching for a man-free commune, somehow winds up in Agnes’ house as does Paul (Bernardo Santana) who’s a placid songwriter and a paying guest at the bed and breakfast.
Associate artistic director Jessica Walck says, “The Tobye Studio Theater is the perfect place for thought-provoking pieces like When We Were Young and Unafraid. We chose this show because it has something to say about the strength of women, where they have been and where they are headed. The history of women is mired in challenges that have been overcome by bravery, persistence, hope, and sisterhood. This play explores what it was like to be a woman in 1972 and asks us to consider how much has changed in 50 years.”
Directed by Emma Canalese, the production team includes stage management by Alivia Cross, costume design by Dot Auchmoody, lighting design by Davis Parker, scenic design by Starlet Jacobs, sound design by Sean McGinley, and deck management by Manda Smith.
Regular price tickets are $42 per person and flex season ticket holders can purchase additional tickets at $35.
Visit www.Naplesplayers.org or call the box office today at 239-263-7990 to secure your tickets.
The Naples Players is located at 701 5th Ave. South.


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