A one-woman drama will be Unity Theatre’s next presentation.

“On the Exhale” by Martin Zimmerman will play Thursdays through Sundays for two weeks, October 19 – 29.  For the past two seasons, Unity’s Studio Series productions have been performed on the Main Stage, but this will mark the return to the more intimate Studio Space.

When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime – and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands.  Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we all may be a part of the problem.  The production is recommended for mature audiences.

Sophia Watt, who has directed “Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve” and “Every Brilliant Thing” at Unity Theatre, returns to direct Callina Anderson – making her Unity debut – in this look at the seductive power of weapons and the complexity of gun control in America.

New this year for Studio Series productions is a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturdays, in addition to the 8 p.m. show.

Unity Theatre Circle Members and subscribers begin reservations on October 2nd, and tickets go on sale to the public on October 9th.  Tickets are $27 for regular performances, $21 for the preview performance on Thursday, October 19th, and student tickets are $15, as are any unsold seats 15 minutes prior to curtain.

The cast and crew will hold a talk-back session after the preview show on October 19th, while the director will chat with the audience half an hour before the show on Saturday, October 28th.

All subscriber reservations and special price tickets must be purchased by calling the box office at 979-830-8358, but regular tickets can be purchased online at www.unitybrenham.org starting October 9th.

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