Performances of Leonard Gershe's play are scheduled for Feb. 18-March 12 in Jacksonville, FL.
Whelchel will be appearing with her real-life daughter, Clancy Cauble.
Loosely based on the life of attorney Harold Krents, Butterflies Are Free, according to press notes, "revolves around a Manhattan blind man whose controlling mother disapproves of his relationship with a free-spirited hippie."
Director Tod Booth said in a statement, “This will be a completely updated version of the original screenplay, so we are excited about creating something almost completely new.”
He added, “Having Lisa and her daughter acting opposite each other will give us so much depth. This could be one of the best challenges and compelling shows in recent memory.”