Live Cinema: "The Merry Wives of Windsor" - Royal Shakespeare Company

Press Release: Live Cinema Series continues with “Merry Wives of Windsor” – October 10

Gesa Power House Theatre will screen the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Merry Wives of Windsor on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Shakespeare Walla Walla.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

David Troughton returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus. According to The Times, “Only a stone could not delight in David Troughton’s Falstaff.” Fiona Laird directs this production.

This screening has a runtime of 3 hours, including an on-screen introduction and one intermission. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.

The 2018 Live Cinema series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla and features current professional productions, filmed live in England, and rebroadcast to select international theaters.

Reserved seating: $15 Adults, $10 Students (in advance); $18 Adults, $12 Students (at the door). Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.

The 2018 Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla and features current productions by professional companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Ballet, and Royal Opera. Direct from England, these productions are filmed live and rebroadcast to select international theaters.

Shakespeare Walla Walla is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to make Shakespeare and theater approachable and entertaining to students in eastern Washington and Oregon. 

Live Cinema Schedule

Wednesday, September 5
Romeo & Juliet
The Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, September 12
Swan Lake
The Royal Ballet

Thursday, September 20 & Sunday, September 23
An American in Paris
Broadway Musical

Wednesday, October 10
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Royal Shakespeare Company

Wednesday, November 7
West End Play

Thursday, November 29
The King and I
Broadway Musical

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).

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

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

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