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Love EVERYTHNG about this theater!

– Tina B.

Unity Theatre’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Unity Theatre’s Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to go with the backup plan to the backup plan for the annual fundraising gala.

Sadly, the in-person 2020 Gala, which had been postponed to December 31, 2020 has now been cancelled. It is both unsafe and unwise from a planning perspective to host the Gala in the foreseeable future. There are numerous decisions and details that have to be made (and paid for) well in advance, and Unity simply cannot commit to spend the amount of money at stake with the looming possibility of cancellation.

So, it’s on to Plan C. The show will go on…online! Unity Theatre will host its first ever Virtual Gala Auction, and the items will be presented at https://www.32auctions.com/UnityAuction2020.

There is something for everyone this year, and just in time for holiday gift shopping! Items range from a week in beautiful Santa Fe to a Stihl BG50 leaf blower, with opening bids as low as $40 and as high as $2,000.

Bidding is for one week only: Monday, November 30 at 9:00am through Monday, December 7 at 9:00pm. The auction items will be available to view in person in the Unity Theatre lobby beginning Monday, November 16 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, and continue every weekday through the bidding period (masks and social distancing are required while visiting the theatre).

Winning bidders will be notified by email, and may pick up auction items at the theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 8 and 9, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Life is sometimes Plan B. In 2020, it’s often Plan C. It can be stressful to change course, but Unity’s Board, staff and volunteers are all committed to safety, to supporting the theatre through these difficult times, and to making the most of this online creative challenge.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the items that will be available in the Online Auction. Start your Christmas shopping early this year!

One week stay in this beautiful historic adobe home in Santa Fe
with large walled garden.
Visit museums, Ghost Ranch, Farmers’ Market, Art galore!

Take a group of 12 people to an Aggie baseball game!
Root for the home team from the Blue Bell suite of Olsen Field at the A&M Blue Bell Park.

One hundred stems of fragrant Antique Roses.
Perfect for dramatic floral arrangements for that special event. Must be used
mid March-April 2021.

Beautiful gift basket containing salad bowl, tongs, 8 Brianna’s dressings, recipes, and 4 napkins with rings.

One homeade Smitty’s pie each month for a year. Imagine bringing these delicious, mouth-watering pies home every month. Your family will love them!

Custom made quartz Lazy Susan and quartzite paperweight.
Includes Thrives hand soap and
a Welcome Fall sign.

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 20.

Cleveland 56 Wedge and 3 Dozen Titleist Pro V1 Balls

Come stay for three days and three nights at Suzanne Longley Farms in the heart of the hill country off the Scenic Bahia Historic Highway in beautiful Brenham.

Beautiful long beaded green necklace and $50 gift card
from The Flamingo Ranch.

A round of applause to our 2020-2021 Gala Underwriters:

Don and Florence Ahrens
Dr. Jared and Kelly Anderson
Anonymous
Appel Ford/Hyundai of Brenham
Gary and Sandi Appelt
Rich and Angela Austin
Bank of Brenham
Margaret Blizzard
Blue Bell Creameries
John and Evelyn Boatwright
Fred Boecker
Andy and Pegge Bogle
Kenneth and Lindi Braddock
John and Terry Brieden
Susan Buddeke and Ken McGuyer
Kenneth and Dixie Burgess
Bob and Bebe Burns
Nelson and Sara Byman
Sheila Condon and Mark Wilson
Bob and Cathleen Davis
Larry and Joanne Doherty
Dr Donald and Carol Draehn
Jim and Ellen Ellison
Dr. Herb and Marge Foelber
Gene and Nan Fuelberg
Karen and Bob Funk
Jill Vivroux and Clarence Gerke
Pamela Fitzgerald and Michael Globe
Scott and Therese Griffiths
Dr Mystan Gurkin
Celia Haley
Ron and Dixie Hall
W Malcolm and George Anne Harding
Gary and Sue Hewitt
Merlin and Johanna Hoiseth

 

Steve and Teresa James
Gretchen Jones
William Kaminer
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 Elizabeth Lancaster
Ralph and Joyce Lilly
Barney and Ashley Loesch
Don and Barbara Loesch
Dr. William and Michelle Loesch
David and Lynne Mahood
Dale and Peggy Martin
Ronald and Betsey Martin
Robert and Marita Mikeska
Mitchell Clark & Company
Rick and Cynthia Mitchell
Kenneth and Paula Moerbe
Carol Montgomery
Moorman Tate, LLP
Robert and Cindy Nash
Phil and Sandra Nauert
Bill and Jeannine Neinast
Cathy and Charles Nitsch
Justin and Crystal O’Brien
Edwin and Barbara Owens
Bill and Dee Pennybacker
Mitja Peterman
Jayme Ponder
William and Joan Powell

Glen and Shirley Prenzler
Preservation Storage LLC/Elen
Moncrieff and Dr. Jan Garrett
Diana and Mike Reed
Eileen Rehor
Harold and Maureen Riddle
Janet E Rose
Douglas and Linda Rowlett
Terri and Gary Russell
Candy and Jerry Schlief
Dr Carl and Anne Schomburg
Steven and Brenda Schultz
Michael and Nancy Shoup
Mike and Jean Shoup
Bob and Charlotte Smith
Melanie and Robert Smith
Joann Sowell
Neal and Brenda Squyres
Bob and Sandra Stephens
Dr John and Bridget Studer
Joan Sutphen
Suzanne Longley Landscapes & Farms
Milton and Twila Tate
Leon and Mimi Toubin
Van Dyke Rankin & Company
Ann Wackman
William B Wade and Paula Cizik
Nathan Walter
Bill and Lucille Welch
Jay and Sally White
Susan Whiteford
Tom and Janet Whitener
Richard and Margaret Williams
Dr. Coy and Tessa Wright

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Really excellent – wonderful!!

– Debbie and Martin

12th Annual Washington County Read

Getting Life
by Michael Morton

COVID-19 has struck The Washington County READ

Michael Morton’s Getting Life is still the 2020 READ choice, but the October reception has been cancelled. In the meantime, the Brenham Library reports that it’s been a popular book for summer reading. Check out your favorite bookstore for a copy, as well.

For many of us, books give us a lifetime of learning, even while shut-in during a pandemic. But for Michael Morton, reading and learning were a lifeline he held onto while incarcerated. Join with Lifetime Learning and read Getting Life. We think you’ll be inspired.

From Michael Morton:
 In 1986, after I left my home in the suburbs for a regular day at work, my wife Christine was brutally murdered while our three-year-old son, Eric, watched. Upon returning home from work that day, I found that I was the prime suspect in her murder, and six weeks later I was arrested. In 1987, I was sentenced to life in prison after my family and I had exhausted our financial resources in my defense against a District Attorney who withheld key evidence in this case. That evidence was later discovered by the Innocence Project and my pro-bono lawyer John Raley. That evidence ultimately freed me in October 2011, after I had spent nearly 25 years in prison for a crime I did not commit. (taken from Michael-Morton.com)

For more information visit lifetimelearningbrenham.org.

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

– Carrie G.

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.

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Excellent! Could see this again and again.

– N. S. (El Dorado, Tx) 

Children’s Summer Family Musical

The Wizard of Oz

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

After a tornado whisks her away to the magical Land of Oz, young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, teams up with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion to avoid the clutches of the Wicked Witch of the West and find the mighty Wizard who can send her home. Join Dorothy on a magical adventure down the yellow brick road!

Playing July 29 – August 1, 2021

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 July 5
Public sales begin July 6

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, an adult admission is free).

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

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Wonderful play! My 1st time to your theater. Excellent!

– Terri G.

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 24, 2020

Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Game’s Afoot – Holmes for the Holidays

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Ben Butler
Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Barefoot in the Park
Thursday, May 6, 2021

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

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The performance really touched our hearts.
We will never forget this remarkable moment.
Thank you!

– Rosio S.

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 Julia Traber
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 7:30 pm

The Game’s Afoot – Holmes for the Holidays, directed by Andrew Ruthven
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Ben Butler, directed by Kate Revnell-Smith
Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, directed by Kate Revnell-Smith
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Barefoot in the Park, directed by Jimmy Phillips
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm

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