“VISITING MR. GREEN” AT UNITY THEATRE MARCH 15-25

  

Unity Theatre in Brenham is getting ready for its next production.  “Visiting Mr. Green” will be performed on the smaller studio stage at Unity Theatre March 15th through 25th.

“Visiting Mr. Green” is a poignant, hilarious, and heartwarming portrayal of the collision of two men – one a devout Jewish widower, the other a hot-shot corporate executive.  Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by corporate executive Ross Gardiner.  Gardiner is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other.

Visiting Mr. Green is part of the Studio Series, runs for two weekends only at Unity Theatre, and contains mature subject matter.  It previews on Thursday, March 15th, opens on Friday, March 16th, and plays Thursdays through Sundays, closing on March 25th.   Tickets go on sale to the public on March 5th through the Unity Theatre Box Office at 300 Church Street.  For more information visit UnityBrenham.org or call 979-830-8358.

Full Press Release from Unity Theatre:

Visiting Mr. Green is a poignant, hilarious, and heartwarming portrayal of the collision of two men – one a devout Jewish widower, the other a hot-shot corporate executive – playing in the studio March 15th – 25th.

Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a corporate executive. Ross is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they've been hiding and nursing for years.

Dr. David McTier, Professor of Theatre at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, makes his Unity Theatre directorial debut with Visiting Mr. Green. McTier says, “I'm excited about directing at Unity. I have several colleagues who've worked at Unity, and they all have had such great things to say—it's been their ‘home away from home’. I'm also looking forward to working on this particular script, which is so beautifully written and is so full of heart.”

The two-man cast features Ralph Ehntholt and Ryan Schabach. Both are Actor’s Equity Association members and Unity Theatre patrons will recognize them from many past shows. What a thrill to have these two talented men share the stage together! Ryan has performed with Unity Theatre for 11 seasons, most recently in Blithe Spirit, See Rock City, Almost, Maine and A Piece of My Heart. Ralph last appeared in Scapino! and as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street.

Visiting Mr. Green is part of the Studio Series, runs for two weekends only at Unity Theatre, and contains mature subject matter.  It previews on Thursday, March 15th, opens on Friday, March 16th, and plays Thursdays through Sundays, closing on March 25th.  Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sundays at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $25 and they are reserved, however $17 tickets are available for Preview, March 15th, student tickets are always $15, and all unsold seats are $15 at 15 minutes prior to any performance. A talk-back with the cast and crew immediately follows the Preview performance, and a Director’s Chat will take place prior to the show on the evening of Saturday, March 24th.  Subscribers can begin making their reservations February 26th, and tickets go on sale to the public on March 5th. Reservations can be made through the Unity Theatre Box Office at 300 Church Street, open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, by phone at (979) 830-8358, or by email to tickets@unitybrenham.org. On March 5th, tickets are released to be purchased online at https://Tickets.UnityBrenham.org. For more information, visit the website at www.UnityBrenham.org.

 

 

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