Press Release: Live Cinema screening of Kenneth Branagh’s 2015 “The Winter’s Tale”
The 2019 Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a screening of Kenneth Branagh’s The Winter’s Tale on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. This production was filmed live in 2015 at The Garrick Theatre in London and is rebroadcast internationally to select screens.
King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences.
Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption was reimagined by co-directors Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. The production featured a remarkable group of actors, including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), and Miranda Raison (Hermione). Dench won her eighth Olivier award for her performance in this production.
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 series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla.
This screening has an approximate runtime of 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission. 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 at www.phtww.org or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.
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