What is described as a "gripping and moving drama" with a good dose of humor opens a two-week run at Unity Theatre in Brenham Thursday night.

Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron will play Thursday through Sundays through March 25. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m.

All tickets are $25 except for Thursday night, when all tickets are $17. They are available at the box office in the theater lobby at 300 Church St. in Brenham. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 90 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets also may be purchased with a credit card by calling 979-830-8358.

Any seats unsold 15 minutes before each performance are available at the ticket window for $15 on a first-come basis.

Unity's production announcement said, "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."

Ralph Ehntholt stars as Mr. Green and Ryan Schabach stars as Ross Gardiner. Both are members of Actors Equity.

Visiting Mr. Green premiered in 1996 at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Eli Wallach starred as 86-year-old Mr. Green. The play has received numerous awards around the world.

Visiting Mr. Green is part of Unity Theatre's Studio Series and will be presented in the small theater.

Speaking of Unity, save May 11 for Unity Theatre's annual two person scramble golf tournament. For information, contact Leslie Wood at 979-830-1460 or email her at Leslie@UnityBrenham.org. Information also is available online at unitybrenham.org.

Overtures

Through Wednesday -- Traditional Arts of the Bedouin, J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. Free (uart.tamu.edu)

Through Wednesday -- Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965, J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M, Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. Free (uart.tamu.edu)

Through June 2 -- Bits and Bytes: The Innovation of Home Computers, Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in side the Brazos Center in Bryan, $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and children. (www.brazosvalleymuseum.org)

March 23-25 -- Nooses Off, Brazos Valley TROUPE, TROUPE's 29th Street Studio, 3702 E. 29th St. in Bryan's Town & Country Center, 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 24, 3 p.m. March 24 and 25. $7-$15. (www.eventbrite.com)

April 6 and 7 -- 6th annual Brazos Valley Symphony Society's Premiere Market, Brazos County Expo, $5. (www.bvso.org)

April 21 -- Annual Sundown Social sponsored by the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association at Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, featuring a steak dinner, cocktails and a performance by singer Dale Watson, 6 p.m. (979-830-1824 or office@wheretexasbecametexas.org)

Every Sunday -- Open mics and poetry slams sponsored by Mic Check Poetry, 8:30 p.m. Revolution Café in Downtown Bryan, (miccheckpoetry.com)

Items for Arts Watch should be emailed to robert.borden@theeagle.com. Deadline is noon Tuesday before the weekend you want it to run.

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