we have lots of fun
doing our Special Events.
Come join us.
– Nina & Karolyne
2019 Gala “25th Silver Julibee”
Unity Theatre’s Annual Fundraising Gala
Join us at the theatre on Thursday, September 5, 2019, for our “25th Silver Jubilee”. The evening begins at 6pm with a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and a fine dining experience.
Tickets are $125 per person, and reservations are required.
For tickets and information, contact Lisa Thomas at 979-830-1460 ext. 11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know your plans to attend by August 23, 2019.
Gala 2018 Live Auction Items:
Spanish Tapas, Rioja Wine &
Paella Dinner for 10
A delectable Spanish Paella feast complete with Tapas and Rioja wine created by Joyce Lilly. Dinner for ten will be served at the historic Stoltz Country Store, better known today as R Place next to the State Museum, in Old Washington. Thursday nights only, expires September 2020.
Donated by Joyce & Ralph Lilly
and R Place
Smoky Mountains Week
Enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains at this gorgeous cabin near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This Legacy Mountain Resort home boasts wonderful activities, is close to attractions like Dollywood, rivers and streams for fly fishing, and wilderness for hiking. Perfect for a family or romantic retreat, 7 nights (cabin sleeps 8). Excludes holidays, valid through September 2020
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The Legacy View Cabin!
Donated by Linda & Travis Cook
A Year’s Worth of Dining & Entertainment
Explore and re-discover your very own backyard with a 3-night stay in a beautifully renovated Brenham country cottage. Satisfy your taste buds year-round with gift certificates to 96 West Restaurant & Catering, Funky Art Café, Las Americas, Los Cabos Mexican Grill & Steakhouse/Ormand’s Steakhouse, Royer’s Alamo Kitchen, and Volaré. Experience live entertainment with a VIP table for 4 at 4 Star Concert Hall, 2 VIP tickets to Texas Art and Musical Festival (October 19, 2019), and 4 tickets to your very own, Unity Theatre!
Donated by entities listed above and Ann & Jerry Morgan
Yoga, Lunch & Champagne for 8,
Come to paradise and give it a try! Late morning starts with an all-levels yoga class, donated by Genesis Yoga, and held at Suzanne’s Yoga Retreat. Follow up with a tour of her rose gardens and nursery, then a champagne lunch overlooking beautiful landscapes, roses, and of course, the ducks! April or May are best for roses. Expires September 2020.
Donated by Genesis Yoga and Suzanne Longley Landscapes and Farms
Santa Fe Week
in Historic Adobe
Stepping out of your beautiful private garden and walking to the Plaza, you can make this historic adobe the perfect destination to discover Santa Fe. This tranquil getaway includes a demonstration cooking class for two at The Santa Fe Cooking School, a private tour of Oviedo Carvings and Bronze Gallery, workshop and foundry in Chimayo, and lunch for two at the Rancho de Chimayo. Expires September 2020.
Donated by Joyce & Ralph Lilly
FOUR Houston Rockets Tickets,
Dinner and Hotel
Who gets to sit in the Toyota Center to see the HOUSTON ROCKETS at Center Court, 11th row? You do! Includes 4 tickets and club passes, along with 2 parking passes. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Kenny & Ziggy’s, and 2 king rooms at the snazzy Hotel ZaZa. Your game choice of: Dec. 9 vs Sacramento OR
Feb. 4 vs Charlotte OR
Feb. 26 vs Memphis
Donated by Kenny & Ziggy’s, Earl Lilly and Hotel Zaza
The frosting on the cake, shimmering and gorgeous, these one-of-a-kind earrings would look stupendous on…YOU! Come on ladies, it’s the Year of the Woman, treat yourself, you deserve this. Each earring is set with one round brilliant cut diamond; weight approximately 1.61 carats total clarity is Sl1 and color grade G to H. Appraised by JH Faske Jewelers for $12,369.
Unity Board Dinner
Come and experience a fun-filled evening at Unity Theatre! The Unity Theatre Board of Directors will wine and dine you with an elegant dinner for 32 on February 1, 2020, based on a theme that you can choose (within reason!). This wildly successful event, created just for you, promises to delight your guests and is hosted and served by your favorite Board of Directors.
Donated by Unity Theatre
Board of Directors
– Kelly & Sam S.
11th Annual Washington County Read & Reception
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Friday, October 25, 2019
Reception begins at 5:30 pm and the reading begins at 6:30 pm.
Please join us for the 11th Annual Washington County Read and reception – free and open to the public. Join us and meet Bryan Mealer, co-author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Lifetime Learning’s selection for the 2019 Washington County READ, and hear a short dramatic reading from the book.
About the Book: William Kamkwamba was born August 5, 1987 in Dowa, Malawi, and grew up on his family farm in Masitala Village, Wimbe, two and a half hours northeast of Malawi’s capital city.
William was educated at Wimbe Primary School, completing 8th grade and was then accepted to Kachokolo secondary school. Due to severe famine in 2001, his family lacked the funds to pay the $80 annual school fees and William was forced to drop out of school a few months into his freshman year. For five years he was unable to go to school.
Starting at 14, rather than accept his fate, William started borrowing books from a small community lending library located at his former primary school. He borrowed an 8th grade American textbook, Using Energy, which depicted wind turbines on its cover. He decided to build a windmill to power his family’s home and obviate the need for kerosene, which provided only smoky, flickering, distant and expensive light after dark. First, he built a prototype using a radio motor, then his initial 5-meter windmill out of a broken bicycle, tractor fan blade, old shock absorber, and blue gum trees. After hooking the windmill to a car battery for storage, William was able to power four light bulbs and charge neighbor’s mobile phones. This system was even equipped with homemade light switches and a circuit breaker made from nails, wire, and magnets. The windmill was later extended to 12 meters to better catch the wind above the trees. A third windmill pumped grey water for irrigation.
(Book and Author information taken from www.williamkamkwamba.com)
– Chuck & Jill H.
Unity Theatre’s Annual Spring Fundraiser
Information Coming Soon!
With the support of generous donors like you, our subscribers and tireless volunteers, and with the proceeds from our annual fundraiser, Unity Theatre can continue to offer a quality cultural experience in Brenham.
Annually, four Main Stage and two Studio Series shows are produced along with a summer family musical, concerts, dance classes, our exciting drama camps, and many other educational outreach programs!
– Jacey & Kaytlin R.
Children’s Summer Family Musical
To Be Announced
– 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:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Beast on the Moon
Thursday, October 31, 2019
A Christmas Story
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Daddy Long Legs
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Dixie Swim Club
Thursday, June 4, 2020
– 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:
To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Kate Revnell-Smith
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Beast on the Moon, directed by Ryan Schabach
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:15 pm
A Christmas Story, directed by Tom Prior
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Daddy Long Legs, directed by Andrew Ruthven
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, directed
by Julia Traber
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 7:15 pm
The Dixie Swim Club, directed by Carolyn Boone
Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm