This Thursday, Unity Theatre invites you to see their latest production, Daddy Long Legs! Based on the classic novel, which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire, Daddy Long Legs is a “rags-to-riches” tale of newfound love in the spirit of Jane Austen, The Brontë Sisters, and Downton Abbey. Check it out on February 20th at 7:30 p.m.!
Jerusha Abbott is the “oldest orphan in the John Grier Home” until a mysterious benefactor decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Although she knows that he will never respond to her letters, she grows more and more fond of this elusive and kindly “old” gentleman.
But another relationship soon begins to develop in Jerusha’s life. Jervis Pendleton is the well-to-do, “youngish” uncle of one of Jerusha’s roommates, who introduces her to a world of literature, travel, and adventure. Through her correspondence with Daddy Long Legs and her growing intimacy with Jervis, Jerusha’s letters chronicle her emergence as a delightfully independent “new American woman.” Yet, there is one startling fact that Jerusha has yet to uncover – a fact that will change her life forever.
Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre) and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables).
Daddy Long Longs will play at Unity Theatre through March 1st. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for students. Please note, children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the theatre. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.unitybrenham.org or call 979-830-8358.
If you feel like escaping The Retreat at 2818 Apartments in Bryan, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.
Thursday, February 20, 2020—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
300 Church Street
Brenham, Texas 77833