Live cinema offers international access

British theatre company’s screenings begin Feb. 7


The thrill of live theatre is part of the Gesa Power House Threatre international theatre programs opens Feb. 7 with the opera Rigoletto.

Gesa Theatre
The thrill of live theatre is part of the Gesa Power House Threatre international theatre programs opens Feb. 7 with the opera Rigoletto.



— Watching international theatre without traveling aboard, just got easier.

Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave., is launching its the 2018 Live Cinema Series Season, sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.

The Live Cinema series features current productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Ballet, and Royal Opera.

The Royal Opera will present Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Alexander Joel conducts a cast led by Greek baritone Dimitri Platanias in the title role and featuring American tenor Michael Fabiano as the Duke of Mantua, alongside English soprano Lucy Crowe as Gilda.

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, also performed by The Royal Opera, will be presented Feb. 28. Jonathan Kent’s production of this dramatic opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800.

The Royal Shakespeare Company offers its first show of the season on Wednesday, March 14 with Twelfth Night.

Direct from England, these professional productions are filmed live and rebroadcast later to select international screens. Most screenings run about three hours with an on-screen introduction and one or more intermissions.

The Royal Shakespeare Company offers its first show of the season on March 14 with Twelfth Night. Twins, separated in a shipwreck, are forced to fend for themselves in a strange land, as Shakespeare weaves a hilarious and heartbreaking story of unrequited love.

The Royal Ballet also begins with a Shakespeare-inspired production of The Winter’s Tale, screened on March 28.

This modern ballet classic by Christopher Wheeldon follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy and the abandonment of a child, through remorse and regret - and in an apparent miracle - to an ending of forgiveness and reconciliation.

For reserved seating tickets and more information about each production you may go online (www.phtww.com) or call the box office at 509-529-6500. Additional group discounts are available.

The 2018 Live Cinema Series, which continues through October, is sponsored by Shakespeare Walla Walla.



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