At Unity Theatre
we have lots of fun
doing our Special Events.
Come join us.
This was an amazing experience. We really enjoyed it. It as definitely worth the hour drive!

– Nina & Karolyne

2018 Gala “All the World’s a Stage”

Unity Theatre’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Join us at the theatre on Thursday, September 6, 2018 for “All the World’s a Stage”. The evening begins at 6pm with a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and a fine dining experience, followed by dancing in the theatre.

Tickets are $125 per person, and reservations are required.
For tickets and information, call contact Lisa Thomas at 979-830-1460 ext. 11 or email lisa@unitybrenham.org.

Please let us know your plans to attend by August 27, 2018

Gala 2018 Live Auction Items:

Item #1
Lake Coronado in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

This lovely home is situated on Lake Coronado in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. An eight-hour drive from Brenham, the Village is a gated community located only 10 miles from historic Hot Springs and the Hot Springs National Park. A golf Mecca, Hot Springs Village has 9 golf courses, miles of hiking trails, and 4 large lakes ideal for swimming, boating, and fishing. Day trip adventures can be planned for Garvin Gardens Arboretum, Little Rock, Mount Magazine, or the famous Crystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville. 3 bedrooms (2 king, 1 queen), 3.5 baths. Package also includes Box of Titleist PRO V1 balls and a CLEVELAND 56/12 WEDGE. To be used by September 2019.

Donated by Steve & Teresa James    

Item #2
Champagne and Roses! Champagne Brunch for 8

Come in April or May 2019 to visit the beautiful flower, vegetable, and rose gardens in a fairy tale country cottage setting for a tour of Suzanne Longley Farms. A sumptuous champagne brunch hosted by Suzanne Longley, Molly Glentzer and Joyce Lilly. Inclusive in this package are 8 signed copies of Molly and Don Glentzer’s book, Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents, Portraits and Legends of 50 Roses, a “Rose History” conversation with Molly Glentzer, and a lovely Rose Arbor to be installed in your yard by Suzanne Longley Landscapes and Farms.

Donated by Suzanne Longley Landscapes and Farms

Item #3
Fresh Air and Mountain Views! Mountain escape for a week in Durango, Colorado Condo.

Located at the top of Cascade Village, the 1940-sq-ft two story condo sleeps eight in comfort. The main level has a large living room with wood-burning fireplace and wet bar, dining area with seating for eight, balcony, breakfast area and fully equipped kitchen, and a private suite with queen bedroom, full bathroom and laundry room. The second floor has two bedrooms, Your master suite with king bed, a deck with unobstructed views of the 14,000-foot Needle Mountains, large bathroom with both shower and oversize jetted tub. The second bedroom upstairs has twin trundle beds and the loft has a queen sleeper sofa. In between the two is the third full bathroom. There are three TV’s (Blu-ray DVD player), wi-fi and plenty of board games for the children. Covered parking is available directly below the condo with private locked access for storing your supplies and equipment, perfect for both winter and summer family vacations. To be used by September 2019.

Donated by Rick Perkins

Item #4
Extravagant Wine Dinner at the wonderful Whitener Ranch in Burton!

French and California wine tasting and dinner for ten at the Whitener’s T bar J Ranch in Burton, Texas. Rolling hills, stately live oaks, a beautiful home, and an impressive wine cellar will make for a luxurious evening. To be used on a weekend during the first half of 2019.

Donated by Tom & Janet Whitener

Item #5
Santa Fe! Spend a week in a South Capitol Adobe

Beautiful historic adobe home with large walled garden. Totally updated, large master w master bath, central air, 2 working fireplaces. Walking distance to the Plaza. Visit museums, Ghost Ranch, Farmers’ Market, Art galore! Package also includes: • Dinner for 2 at La Plazuela at the historic La Fonda Hotel on the Plaza • Museum Pass for 2 at the Contemporary Museum of Indian Art • Santa Fe School of Cooking Demonstration Class for 2 • $100.00 Gift Certificate to Uli’s Clothing Store • Signed Photograph from Santa Fe artist Victoria P. Rogers

Donated by Ralph & Joyce Lilly

Item #6
Commission a Painting for Your Legacy!

An oil painting of your Homestead. Commissioned Homestead/ Landscape painting, Oil on canvas 26x38 (or similar) by Alicia Tegg of Tegg Art Studio in Historic Downtown Brenham. 119 W. Alamo St. Specializing in Texas landscape. Your property, your ranch. Your photo or the artist’s (within 25 miles).

Donated by Tegg Art Studio in Downtown Brenham

Item #7
We Will Entertain and Thrill You!

Unity Board Dinner for 32 on January 12, 2019! We will treat you to a Turkish delight, complete with Turkish foods
(or the country of your choice) and glorious music for 32 of your closest friends. Hosted and served by your friendly Unity Board Members!

Donated by Unity Theatre Board of Directors

Item #8
Houston Art Stay!

2 nights in a Concept Suite at the exciting Zaza Hotel in the Museum District. Package includes: • Dinner for 2 at the Zaza’s Monarch Restaurant • Spa treatments for two at the ZaSpa • Enjoy 2 tickets for a Houston Ballet Performance • 2 Museum of Art passes

Donated by Hotel Zaza, Houston Ballet & Houston Museum of Art

What an impressive theater! This is a total gem. Can’t wait to tell friends about it. Wonderful production with a talented cast.

– Kelly & Sam S.

10th Annual Washington County Read & Reception

The Train to Crystal City

by Jan Jarboe Russell
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Reception begins at 5:30 pm and the reading begins at 6:30 pm.
Please join us for the 10th Annual Washington County Read and reception – 
free and open to the public. Join us and meet Jan Jarboe Russell, author of The Train to Crystal City, Lifetime Learning’s selection for the 2018 Washington County READ,
 and hear a dramatic reading from her book.

About the Book: From 1942 to 1948, trains delivered more than 6,000 civilians from the United States and Latin America to Crystal City, Texas, a small desert town at the southern tip of Texas. The trains carried Japanese, German, Italian immigrants and their American-born children. The only family internment camp during World War II, Crystal City was the center of a government prisoner exchange program called “quiet passage.” During the course of the war, hundreds of prisoners in Crystal City, including their American-born children, were exchanged for other more important Americans—diplomats, businessmen, soldiers, physicians, and missionaries—behind enemy lines in Japan and Germany. Focusing her story on two American-born teenage girls who were interned, author Jan Jarboe Russell uncovers the details of their years spent in the camp; the struggles of their fathers; their families’ subsequent journeys to war-devastated Germany and Japan; and their years-long attempt to survive and return to the United States, transformed from incarcerated enemies to American loyalists. Their stories of day-to-day life at the camp, from the ten-foot high security fence to the armed guards, daily roll call, and censored mail, have never been told. Combining big-picture World War II history with a little-known event in American history that has long been kept quiet, The Train to Crystal City reveals the war-time hysteria against the Japanese and Germans in America, the secrets of FDR’s tactics to rescue high-profile POWs in Germany and Japan, and how the definition of American citizenship changed under the pressure of war.

About the Author: Jan Jarboe Russell is a former Neiman Fellow, a contributing editor at Texas Monthly, and has written for the San Antonio Express-News, The New York Times, Slate, and other magazines. She is the author of Lady Bird: A Biography of Mrs. Johnson and has also compiled and edited They Lived to Tell the Tale. For the past four years, Russell has been at work for Scribner’s on The Train to Crystal City.

(Book and Author information taken from janjarboerussell.com)

Wonderful production – kudos to all! The kids were a great highlight and we loved the enthusiasm for the story!

– Bob & Wendy P.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

A Comedy by Barbara Robinson

Playing November 28 – December 2, 2018
(6 performances)
Directed by Cora Hemphill

The Herdman children are the worst kids in the history of the world! They lie, steal, swear, smoke cigars, and cause trouble wherever they go. Every year the Sunday School students put on a Christmas pageant. But this year, bossy Mrs. Armstrong, the Christmas pageant’s director, breaks her leg. She can’t direct the pageant so Beth and Charlie Bradley’s mom becomes the director. Guess who comes to Sunday School the day Mrs. Bradley casts the show? All six Herdmans! And boy, do they change things! The fun begins and they turn the pageant upside down and inside out! But Mrs. Bradley is determined that the show will go on.

Sponsored by Dr. Donald & Carol Draehn and Vicki Yeomans & Dick Klein

November 28 – December 2, 2018
1 week, 6 shows
Wednesday 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday 4:00 pm

Ticket Sales Dates
Annual Partner sales begin November 2
Circle Member and Subscriber sales begin November 5
Public sales begin November 12

Tickets: $15 Adults / $10 Students

Marvelous – Bravo!

– Chuck & Jill H.

Unity Theatre’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, April 26, 2019

My girls’ 1st play, and they loved it!

– Jacey & Kaytlin R.

A Pocketful of Rhymes

A Prince St. Player’s, Ltd. Children’s Musical by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy

Playing July 25 – July 28, 2019
(8 performances)
Directed by Kate Revnell-Smith

A fun, musical revue featuring some of Mother Goose’s ‘greatest hits’. Classic nursery rhymes are set to a catchy score and are told through a variety of styles of twentieth-century American music and tells the story of a thousand years of human civilization in music and rhyme. Playing on the Main Stage (not part of any subscription package)

July 25 & July 26
Thursday & Friday 10am & 2pm
July 27 & July 28
Saturday & Sunday 1pm & 4pm

Ticket Sales Dates
Partner Sales begin July 1
Group Sales begin July 8
Public Sales begin July 9

Adults $15 / Children $10 (18 and under)
Group rates available for parties of 10 or more:
Adults $12 / Children $8 
and for every 10 children an adult admission is free.

Great show! Actors were extraordinary – we’ll be back!

– Jean & Dave S.

Chat with the Cast

Immediately following our Preview performances, we invite you to remain in your seat for a brief talk-back with the cast and artistic staff of the show. We love to hear your feedback, answer your questions, and share our experience of creating the play for you.

Chat with the Cast Dates:

The Savannah Sipping Society
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Thursday, January 31, 2019

And Then There Were None
Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Thursday, June 13, 2019

You’ve got a good production there, and I was grateful—and not the least surprised—that you didn’t over sentimentalize it, a trap into which many a director has fallen.

– Paul G.

Meet the Directors

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, the challenges and inspiration, and how they put it all together!

Meet the Director Dates:

The Savannah Sipping Society, directed by Jimmy Phillips
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Amelia, directed by Jim Johnson
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:15 pm

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Paul Gaffney
Due to scheduling conflicts, there will be no Director’s Chat for this show.

And Then There Were None, directed by Kate Revnell-Smith
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Breadcrumbs, directed by Ron Jones
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Brighton Beach Memoirs, directed by George Brock
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm