Press Release: “Halfway to Zen” independent film screening – April 30, May 5

Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the independent feature film Halfway to Zen on Friday, April 30 at 7:00PM with an encore screening on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00PM. Each screening will be followed by an exclusive pre-recorded conversation between Director of Film Programming Warren Etheredge and the filmmakers.

Halfway to Zen is a drama about a fractured family coming together to raise their collective middle fingers at the odds they’ve each been dealt.

After release from prison, Nick is trying to walk a straight line by taking care of his father, Pop, who’s forgotten what a lousy dad he once was. When Nick is reunited with his 11 year-old daughter Edie (who insists she’s now Eddie) and his ex-wife, Vick (who’s now engaged to a woman), this ragtag team of bulletproof misfits has to relearn everything they know about what makes a family.

Halfway to Zen was produced by Wonder Wheel Productions a family-driven independent film company consisting of Toby Poser, John Adams, and daughters Lulu and Zelda Adams. The small family creative team does it all: casting writing, videography, acting, directing, editing, and film crew. The family have been making films since 2010, each successful in its own right on the film festival circuit. Halfway to Zen, their fourth film, is unrated, but contains strong language.

General admission tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online at or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. The weekly film series highlights films that might not otherwise we seen in Walla Walla.

Seating for each screening is capped at 100 patrons, as allowed under Phases 2 and 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. Additional precautions including required mask use and physical distancing between households will be observed.

Season Sponsors:

    Foundry Vineyards    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin logo

KAPP-KVEW TV, Pacific PowerNorthwest Public Broadcasting, Hayden Homes

Additional support provided by:
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated

About 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

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

Season Sponsors

Foundry VineyardsWalla Walla Union-Bulletin logo
Pacific Power logoWW Valley Honda logo

Additional support provided by
Walla Walla County, Port of Walla Walla, City of Walla Walla, City of College Place

Each Coldwell Banker Office is Independently Owned and Operated