A filmed live performance of the Royal Ballet’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be screened from 6-9 p.m. July 10 at Gesa Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave.
The production is filmed 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 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 color and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for the Montague and Capulet families. The 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 are $15 for adults and $10 for students online at phtww.com or 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, call 509-876-1662.