2020-2021 MAIN STAGE SHOWS

Due to the State and CDC social distancing guidelines and the reduced number of seats required to accommodate them, the current plan is for all shows (Main Stage and Studio Series) to be performed on the Main Stage, with strict limited seating.

MAIN STAGE SHOW
Came from Colorado
to see this play.
Well worth the trip.
Best show ever!

– Nancy B.

Crimes of the Heart

 A Comedy/Drama by Beth Henley

With the ongoing uncertain situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must unfortunately postpone our production of Crimes of the Heart. But have no fear! You will have the opportunity to see this hysterical and heart-warming production in our 2021-2022 season! Remember, your FOREVER Subscription is good forever, and we truly appreciate your continued support of Unity Theatre.

The three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of their grandfather who is living out his final hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing prospects; Meg, the middle sister, outgrew small-town Hazelhurst and has returned after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is currently out on bail after having recently shot her husband. Their troubles are hilarious (and many!) and are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this is a warm-hearted, zany play that teems with humanity and humor.

Sponsored by Steve and Teresa James

Chat with the Cast
Immediately following our preview performance, stay in your seat for a brief talk-back with the cast and director of the show. We love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and share the experience of creating the play with you.

Meet the Director
Arrive thirty minutes early for the show and come face-to-face with the director! A great opportunity to hear what goes on behind the scenes of the production, the director’s concept, and how they put it all together.

 

Box Office Phone: 979-830-8358
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
Box Office email: Tickets@UnityBrenham.org

 

MAIN STAGE SHOW

The BEST production
I have seen this year.
Congratulations!

– Gwen F. (Houston)

The Game’s Afoot – Holmes for the Holidays

A Comedy by Ken Ludwig

With the current uncertain outlook and increase in Covid-19 cases, Unity Theatre has cancelled the upcoming holiday production of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, originally scheduled to play December 3 – 20, 2020. We remain cautiously optimistic that our February production of “Ben Butler” by Richard Strand will be full steam ahead.

It is December, 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is killed, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Sherlock Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Sponsored by Vicki Yeomans and Richard Klein

Chat With The Cast
Immediately following our preview performance, stay in your seat for a brief talk-back with the cast and director of the show. We love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and share the experience of creating the play with you.

Meet The Director
Arrive thirty minutes early for the show and come face-to-face with the director! A great opportunity to hear what goes on behind the scenes of the production, the director’s concept, and how they put it all together.

Box Office Phone: 979-830-8358
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
Box Office email: Tickets@UnityBrenham.org

MAIN STAGE SHOW

So enjoyable –
fabulous cast
& production!

– Michelle & Lorne B.

Ben Butler

A Dramatic Comedy by Richard Strand
Playing February 4 – February 21, 2021
Directed by Kate Revnell-Smith

Ben Butler is a smart and funny discourse on race, protocol and our sense of humanity, and it played to high critical acclaim during its Off Broadway run in 2016. The sharply comic play takes place in the middle of the Civil War, 1861 at Virginia’s Union-held Fort Monroe under the command of General Benjamin Butler. When three escaped slaves show up seeking sanctuary, General Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma – follow the letter of the law and return the escapees back to the Confederacy, or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of US history.

Sponsored by Andy and Pegge Bogle

February 4 – February 21, 2021
3 weeks, 12 shows
Thursdays 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm

Sundays 4:00 pm

Ticket Sales Dates
Annual Partner sales begin Jan 4
Circle Member sales begin Jan 11
Subscriber sales begin Jan 18
Public sales begin Jan 25

Tickets: $27

Students: $15

Preview Night—All seats $19

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Chat With The Cast

Preview, Thursday, February 4, 2021

Immediately following our preview performance, stay in your seat for a brief talk-back with the cast and director of the show. We love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and share the experience of creating the play with you.

Meet The Director

Saturday, February 13, 2021
Arrive thirty minutes early for the show and come face-to-face with the director! A great opportunity to hear what goes on behind the scenes of the production, the director’s concept, and how they put it all together.

Box Office Phone: 979-830-8358
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
Box Office email: Tickets@UnityBrenham.org

MAIN STAGE SHOW

Fabulous
performance
and beautiful
theatre!

– Kathy & David R.

Barefoot in the Park

A Romantic Comedy by Neil Simon
May 6 – May 23, 2021
Directed by Jimmy Phillips

Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter are over the moon to begin their life together in their new apartment in Manhattan. It may be small and a six-flight climb, the heating may be busted and snow may be falling through the skylight, but nothing can quash their newlywed bliss. Paul is a straight-laced lawyer and Corie a romantic free-spirit; nevertheless, opposites attract and the two are wild about each other. Corie decides to set her conservative widowed mother up with their eccentric, bohemian neighbor. A wild night ensues, one that highlights just how different Corie and Paul really are. The young couple must embrace their differences as they learn that marriage is no easy walk in the park.

May 6 – May 23, 2021
3 weeks, 12 shows
Thursdays 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm
Sundays 4:00 pm

Ticket Sales Dates
Annual Partner sales begin April 5
Circle Member sales begin April 12
Subscriber sales begin April 19
Public sales begin April 26

Tickets: $27
Students: $15

Preview Night—All seats $19
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Chat With The Cast

Preview, Thursday, May 6, 2021

Immediately following our preview performance, stay in your seat for a brief talk-back with the cast and director of the show. We love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and share the experience of creating the play with you.

Meet The Director
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Arrive thirty minutes early for the show and come face-to-face with the director! A great opportunity to hear what goes on behind the scenes of the production, the director’s concept, and how they put it all together.

Box Office Phone: 979-830-8358
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
Box Office email: Tickets@UnityBrenham.org