Press Release: “McKellen: Playing the Part” Documentary – June 19
Gesa Power House Theatre will present a screening of the new documentary film McKellen: Playing the Part on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Constructed from 14 hours of interviews, McKellen: Playing the Part uncovers the remarkable story of actor Sir Ian McKellen. From his upbringing living through the Second World War, working through repertory and West End theater becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto (X-Men Films) and Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy). His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully-authorized insight.
McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and exclusive behind the scenes of theater shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.
Time Out Magazine calls this film “an intimate, enthralling look at the life of a legend.”
This film has a runtime of 96 minutes. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase and may be taken into the theater.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults; $10 students) go on sale to the public on Thursday, April 26, online (www.phtww.org) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
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The 2018 Season is supported in part by: KAPP-KVEW, Coldwell Banker First Realtors, Foundry Vineyards, Inland Cellular, Pacific Power, McCurley Integrity Toyota of Walla Walla.
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:
Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362