The Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a screening of The Royal Ballet’s current production of Coppélia on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Charming and funny, Coppélia tells a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. A family-friendly classic of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, the ballet was choreographed by Royal Ballet founder Dame Nineete de Valois. Her choreography is technically complex and requires impeccable comic timing from the dancers.
The cast of this production features Marianela Nuñez as the feisty Swanilda, Vadim Muntagirov as her beloved Franz, and Gary Avis as the magician Dr. Coppélius.
Dr. Coppélius appears to have a beautiful daughter – Coppélia. Franz becomes infatuated with her, which upsets his fiancée, Swanilda. She and her friends break into the doctor’s house only to discover that Coppélia is one of several life-sized mechanical dolls that the doctor has created. Dr. Coppélius kidnaps Franz, hoping to sacrifice him and bring Coppélia to life, however, Swanilda makes the mechanical dolls dance, distracting the doctor so she and Franz can escape. Fortunately, Dr. Coppélius is not as villainous as he first seems, and in the final act he makes peace with Swanilda and Franz who are now free to marry.
Filmed during a live event, the Live Cinema Series broadcasts offer audiences an equivalent to the best seat in the house, with incredibly detailed close-ups of the performers. The Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours 45 minutes, including two intermissions. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662. Let your friends on Facebook know you are going and invite them to join you!
The 2020 Live Cinema Series is supported 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.
The 2020 Gesa Power House Theatre Season is sponsored by:
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