Press Release: Independent film tour to bring “Phoenix, Oregon” to Walla Walla
Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the 2019 film Phoenix, Oregon on Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow.
Defying midlife haze, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”
Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance).
The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.
Phoenix, Oregon was written and directed by Gary Lundgren (Calvin Marshall, Redwood Highway, Black Road), produced by Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez, and is presented by Joma Films in association with Pied Piper Productions, Lui-G Films and Sunset Dynamics.
This film has a runtime of 108 minutes and is rated R (for language).
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults; $10 Students) are available online at www.phtww.org or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Group ticket sales are available by calling 509-876-1662.
The 2019 Season is supported in part by: Coldwell Banker First Realtors, Foundry Vineyards, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Courtyard Marriott, Inland Cellular, KAPP-KVEW, McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla, Northwest Public Broadcasting, and Pacific Power.
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).
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Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362