Cherry Jones Returning to New York Stage with ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’

The new play is written by "House of Cards" screenwriter Sarah Treem

Cherry Jones will return to the New York stage with the world premiere of "When We Were Young and Unafraid," the Manhattan Theatre Club announced Tuesday.

Getty ImagesThe play centers on the proprietress of an underground women's shelter in the early 1970s as she struggles to adapt to the feminist revolution taking shape about her.

Jones is best known for her work as the U.S. president on Fox's "24"; a performance that scored her an Emmy. She is also one of the most accomplished American stage actresses working today, having earned Tony awards for "The Heiress" and "Doubt."

"When We Were Young and Unafraid" will team Jones with Sarah Treem, who has written for Netflix's "House of Cards" and HBO's "In Treatment." Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon ("Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?") will direct the play which will show Off-Broadway at New York City Center – Stage I.

Previews begin May 22, 2014 and  the show officially opens on June 17, 2014.