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Live Cinema: "Romeo & Juliet" - Royal Shakespeare Co.

Press Release: Live Cinema Series “Romeo and Juliet” – September 5

Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion in this contemporary production with heartbreaking consequences. Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

Erica Whyman directs this production with Karen Fishwick (Juliet) and Bally Gill (Romeo) in the title roles.

This screening has a runtime of 2 hours 45 minutes, including an on-screen introduction and one intermission. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

The Live Cinema series features current productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Ballet, and Royal Opera. Direct from England, these professional productions are filmed live and rebroadcast later to select international screens.

Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

The 2018 Live Cinema Series is sponsored by Shakespeare Walla Walla, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to make Shakespeare and theater approachable and entertaining to students in eastern Washington and Oregon. 

Live Cinema Schedule

Wednesday, September 5
Romeo & Juliet
The Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, October 10
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Royal Shakespeare Company


About the Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.

The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).

For additional marketing and media information, including interviews and hi-res images, contact:

Bradley Nelson
Media Contact
Phone: 509.529-6500
webmaster@phtww.com

Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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