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Live Cinema: Red (West End play)

Press Release: Nov. 7 screening of “Red” (play) added to Live Cinema Series

The Live Cinema series continues with the screening of Red, a Tony Award-winning play, on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series “How to Get Away With Murder” as his assistant, Ken.

MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs this first ever UK revival since directing the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. This production of Red, written by John Logan, went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play.

Runtime: approximately 90 Minutes. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.

Reserved seating tickets are available online ( or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Adult tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Student tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

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
West End Musical

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

Wednesday, November 7
West End Play

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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