The 2019 Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with screenings of the current Royal Ballet production of Don Quixote on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 2:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.
Cervantes’s story of the bumbling knight Don Quixote has inspired countless artistic interpretations. Marius Petipa choreographed this sparkling ballet about the encounters of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire Sancho Panza. At its heart are virtuoso roles for the lovers Basilio and Kitri.
Carlos Acosta chose this joyful classic for his first production for The Royal Ballet. His vibrant staging brings together the whole Company in such roles as exuberant villagers, passionate gypsies and even fantasy flowers. The story follows Don Quixote’s picaresque journey to do deeds in honor of his imaginary noble lady, Dulcinea. Sunny, charming, funny and touching – Don Quixote is a ballet as full of uplifting emotion as it is of astonishing ballet technique.
Christopher Saunders (DON QUIXOTE)
Philip Mosley (SANCHO PANZA)
Akane Takada (KITRI)
Alexander Campbell (BASILIO)
Valentino Zucchetti (ESPADA)
Mayara Magri (MERCEDES)
Yuhui Choe, Beatriz Stix-Brunell (KITRI’S FRIENDS)
Anna Rose O’Sullivan (AMOUR)
Lara Turk (DULCINEA)
Fumi Kaneko (QUEEN OF THE DRYADS)
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.
This screening runs approximately 2 hours 45 minutes including an onscreen introduction and one intermission. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) will go on sale to the public on Thursday, February 7, online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.
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The 2019 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.