Live Cinema Series - "Romeo and Juliet" - Royal Shakespeare Company
The 2019 Live Cinema Series continues at Gesa Power House Theatre with a screening of "Romeo and Juliet" by The Royal Ballet on Wednesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. This production is filmed live in London and rebroadcast internationally to select screens.
Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s "Romeo and Juliet" has become a modern ballet classic. Sergey Prokofiev's iconic score and MacMillan's choreography capture the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end.
Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.
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. This program has an approximate runtime of 3 hours, including two intermissions. 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.com or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.