Unity Theatre in Brenham makes its return to the stage this week, beginning the 2020-21 season with the theatre’s first performance since February.
Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, a dramatic comedy by David Birney, will open Thursday and run through November 8th. The Studio Series production will be presented on the Main Stage in line with social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Unity Theatre Executive Artistic Director Kate Revnell-Smith said the production tells the story of Adam and Eve through each of their individual perspectives.
Those who attend will have their temperature taken upon arriving at the theatre. Masks will be required for all people at the theatre, and safe distancing will be followed at all times by staff, patrons, actors and crew. Seating will be limited to about 40 or 50 people, out of the total capacity of roughly 165.
Revnell-Smith said local videographer James Pharaon has recorded the performance, so anyone unsure about visiting the theatre can watch the play virtually.
The Diaries of Adam and Eve opens with a preview performance Thursday, featuring a talk-back with the cast and crew after the show. Director Sophia Watt will host a chat prior to the show on the evening of November 7th. Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $25, and reservations are required. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.unitybrenham.org.