2022-2023 SPECIAL EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

“2022 The Love Boat”

Ahoy! Please join us for
Unity Theatre’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Let’s set sail on
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Sailaway with our Cocktail Reception, starting at 6:00pm
Live & Silent Auctions (in-person)
Dinner at 8:00pm
Catered by special arrangement with Adams 205, and served by The Pilot and Anchor Clubs of Brenham

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

We’re OVERBOARD for our 2022 Gala Underwriters!

Don and Florence Ahrens
Dr. Eric and Katie Alford
Dr. Jared and Kelly Anderson
Anonymous
Ant Street Inn
Gary and Sandi Appelt
Rich and Angela Austin
Bank of Brenham
Blue Bell Creameries
Evelyn Boatwright
Fred Boecker
Teddy Boehm
Andy and Pegge Bogle
Kenneth and Lindi Braddock
John and Terry Brieden
Chip and Sharon Bryan
Susan Buddeke and Ken McGuyer
Kenneth and Dixie Burgess
Bob and Bebe Burns
Nelson and Sara Byman
Travis and Linda Cook
Bob and Cathleen Davis
Patricia and Larry Dietrich
Dr. Donald and Carol Draehn
Jim Ellison
Gene and Nan Fuelberg
Karen and Bob Funk
Jill Vivroux and Clarence Gerke
Pamela Fitzgerald and Michael Globe
Dr. Mystan A. Gurkin
Celia Haley
Gary and Sue Hewitt
Jon and Gayle Hill

 

Tom Hill
Merlin and Johanna Hoiseth
Greg and Jodi Holloway
Steve and Teresa James
Gretchen Jones
William Kaminer
Kelm Angus – Eunice Kelm
Roy and Jan Kelm
Anne Kinney
Vicki Yeomans and Richard Klein
Ken and Diane Kramer
Kwik Kopy Business Center
Gene and Susan Lake
David and Liz Lancaster
Barry and Nancy Leaton
Joyce Lilly
Don and Barbara Loesch
Dr. William and Michelle Loesch
David and Lynne Mahood
Rick and Cynthia Mitchell
Kenneth Moerbe
Moorman Tate, LLP
Jerry and Ann Morgan
Robert and Cindy Nash
Cathy and Charles Nitsch
Justin and Crystal O’Brien
MeMe and Jack Owen
Edwin and Barbara Owens
Padgett Hearing Aid Center
Mitja Peterman
Jayme Ponder
Preservation Storage, LLC, Dr. Jan and Elen Moncrieff Garrett

Diana and Mike Reed
Eileen Rehor
Louise Rice
Harold and Maureen Riddle
Janet E. Rose
Roger Ross
Douglas and Linda Rowlett
Terri and Gary Russell
Candy and Jerry Schlief
Joel and Susan Schretenthaler
Steven and Brenda Schultz
Sonny Sengel and Sally Blackie-Sengel
Mike and Jean Shoup
Nancy Shoup
Douglas and Donna Smith
Melanie and Robert Smith
Bob and Sandra Stephens
Dr. John and Bridget Studer
Suzanne Longley Landscapes & Farms
Milton Tate, Jr. and Twila Tate
Texas Gardner Magazine
Thyme Day Spa & Salon
Van Dyke Rankin & Company
Ann Wackman
William B. Wade and Paula Cizik
Nathan Walter
Derek and Jamie Ward
Washington County READ
Jim and Belinda Weatherly
Bill and Lucille Welch
Jay and Sally White
Susan Whiteford

Get ready to Bid on your favorite Live Auction items while attending the Gala!

Here are a few examples of what’s in store:

Spend the afternoon with Molly Glentzer, the former Houston Chronicle art critic, at the Museum of Fine Arts exploring the permanent exhibits in the Kinder Building. Following a lunch at the museum’s Café Leonelli, Molly will meet you and three friends (or two couples) and begin the tour, sharing her insider’s knowledge of the Houston art scene. Finish off your day with a relaxing evening at the iconic Hotel ZaZa. This item includes general admission to the MFA for four, Gift Certificate for $100 for Café Leonelli, and two rooms for one night at Hotel ZaZa. Date to be determined by mutual agreement.

On Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, you’ll receive a certificate good for a 6-to-8 night cruise. The certificate is good for one stateroom with a balcony for two people. You have two years to choose the date, the ship, the port of departure, and destinations from the many exciting possibilities in the Royal Caribbean itineraries. The certificate covers the cruise fare for two, all taxes and fees, and the standard recommended gratuities.

Get your land legs back and enjoy a week of golf! Golf at one of the Southwest’s foremost golf meccas, Hot Springs Village, Arkansas – home of NINE beautiful golf courses. You will have the use of a gorgeous three-bedroom home on Lake Coronado for 6 nights. Date to be determined by mutual agreement.

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Unity Theatre is such an important part of our community.

– Kenneth M.

14th Annual Washington County Read

West With Giraffes
by Lynda Rutledge

Please join us for the 14th Annual Washington County Read and reception – 
free and open to the public.

Join us and meet Lynda Rutledge, author of West With Giraffes, Lifetime Learning’s selection for the 2022 Washington County Read,
and hear a dramatic reading from her book.

From the Lifetime Learning Press Release:

Brenham Lifetime Learning has announced West with Giraffes by fifth-generation Texas author Lynda Rutledge as the Washington County Community Read for 2022. This emotional, rousing novel is inspired by the true story of two giraffes who made headlines and won the hearts of depression-era America.

The novel’s protagonist Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he pens the unforgettable experience he refuses to take to his grave. A story he especially wants “her” to know.

Set in 1938, when the Great Depression lingers and Hitler is threatening Europe, world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. A twelve-day road trip follows in a custom truck to deliver Southern Californias first giraffes to the San Diego zoo. Behind the wheel is the young Texas Panhandle Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow Nickel.

The tale waves real life figures with fictional ones, including the world’s first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before its too late.

When fall returns, Brenham Lifetime Learning will once again host our reception, dramatic reading, and author presentation. Mark your calendars for October 11th at Unity Theatre as we celebrate a summer of reading West with Giraffes and welcome author Lynda Rutledge to our community.

Visit LifetimeLearningBrenham.org for information.

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Just charming – loved the set & lighting – voices were amazing!

– Carrie G.

Annual Spring Fundraiser

Information COMING SOON…

With the support of generous donors like you, our subscribers and tireless volunteers, and with the proceeds from this fundraiser, Unity Theatre can continue to offer a quality cultural experience in Brenham.

Annually, four Main Stage and two Studio shows are produced along with a summer family musical, exciting summer drama camps, educational outreach and our TimeSlips program for seniors.

Some of these programs were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we hope to have them up and running again soon!

For more information, contact Unity Theatre at 979-830-1460.

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Excellent!
Could see
this again
and again.

– N. S. (El Dorado, Tx)

Children’s Summer Family Musical

Jack and the Beanstalk

A Prince Street Players Ltd. Children’s Musical
By Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy

Needing money to pay the yearly taxes, Jack’s mother tells him to sell their cow but he ends up with a bag full of magic beans in exchange for the cow. The next morning, after planting them, Jack awakens to find a giant beanstalk. At the top lives a scientifically inclined Giant who has invented a Golden Harp and a tap-dancing Golden Goose. Wackiness ensues as Jack tries to escape the magical kingdom – a fun spin on the classic fairytale.

Sponsored by TBD

Playing July 27 – July 30, 2023
1 week, 8 shows
Thursday & Friday 10:00am and 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 1:00pm and 4:00pm

Ticket Sales Dates
Group sales begin June 30
Public sales begin July 3

Adult Tickets: $15
Children: $10 (18 and under)
Group rates available for parties of 10 or more:

Adults: $12 / Children: $8, and for every 10 children, 1 adult admission is free.

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

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Lovely facility – looking forward to a wonderful show!
…followed by…
“The best show ever!”

– Judith and Glenn

 

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:

Crimes of the Heart
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Every Brilliant Thing
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Coney Island Christmas
Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Mousetrap
Thursday, February 9, 2023

Yankee Tavern
Thursday, March 23, 2023

Godspell
Thursday, June 8, 2023

Box Office Phone: 979-830-8358
Mon-Fri  10:00am–2:00pm
Box Office email: Tickets@UnityBrenham.org

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Twenty-Six of us Red Hats came to see A Tuna Christmas and loved it!

– Chris A.

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:

Crimes of the Heart, directed by Jimmy Phillips
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Every Brilliant Thing, directed by Sophia Watt
Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Coney Island Christmas, directed by Kate Revnell-Smith
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm

The Mousetrap, directed by Patrick Pearson
Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Yankee Tavern, director Ryan Schabach
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:15 pm

Godspell, directed by Andrew Ruthven
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 7:30pm

Box Office Phone: 979-830-8358
Mon-Fri  10:00am–2:00pm
Box Office email: Tickets@UnityBrenham.org