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Gesa Power House Theatre


address  111 N. Sixth Ave.
 Walla Walla, WA  99362
phone (509) 529-6500
phtww.com/

Upcoming Events

Suicide: The Ripple Effect (documentary film)

Film
Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the new documentary film “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. A community conversation will be held following the screening. At age 19, Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Seventeen years later, he still struggles with many of the same symptoms that led him to attempt to take his life, but he is on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. Kevin has also been one of the key catalysts in helping end a nearly 80-year long fight to construct suicide prevention net on the iconic San Francisco bridge. Kevin takes a journey to better understand the ripple effects his suicide attempt had on his family, friends, and the first responders who helped save him. He’s also working to shine light on inspirational individuals, families, and organizations who are using personal pain to help others find the hope they need to heal. Reserved seating tickets ($15 adults, $10 students) are available online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
film;documentary;suicide;
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/film-suicide-the-ripple-effect/
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 • Wed 9/26/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

Every Brilliant Thing

Comedy/Drama, Play, Solo Performance, Interactive
Gesa Power House Theatre presents the one-actor play "Every Brilliant Thing" starring Kevin Loomer and directed by Nancy Simon, with performances Friday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 30 at 2:00 p.m. "Every Brilliant Thing" is adapted by playwright Duncan McMillan from his own short story “Sleeve Notes." British comedian Jonny Donahue, who originated the role, shares in the writing credit. The play’s title refers to a list – of everything wonderful in the world – that the narrator writes in response to his mother attempting suicide. He starts the list at age seven with items like “ice cream” and “staying up past your bedtime,” and as the narrator grows older, the list grows longer. The play’s story spans nearly three decades and several life-changing events, evoking laughter and tears in equal measure. The play has received critical acclaim in London, Edinburgh, and Off-Broadway in New York City. “It’s the funniest play you’re ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving” – British Theatre Guide "Every Brilliant Thing" invites some audience participation, primarily through asking people to read a few words aloud during the performance from slips of paper they are given as they enter the theater. A few audience members are incorporated into scenes, with the actor doing most of the heavy lifting. The play will be performed “in the round” with on-stage seating. Reserved seating tickets ($20 Adults; $15 Students) will go on sale to the public Thursday, June 14.
live theater;Walla Walla
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $20 Adult; $15 Student
Event Website: phtww.com/show/every-brilliant-thing-2018/
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 • Fri 9/28/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 
 • Sun 9/30/18 at 2pm-3:30pm 

Chase Padgett in "Nashville Hurricane"

Comedy, Comedy/Drama
Gesa Power House Theatre presents Chase Padgett in his one-man show “Nashville Hurricane” on Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. About 40 years ago, a mysterious acoustic guitarist appeared from nowhere, conquered the music industry, and vanished without a trace… until now. Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and the guitar prodigy himself as each one tells their side of the rise, demise, and resurrection of the best guitar player you’ve never heard of: the Nashville Hurricane. During the course of this one-man masterpiece, the audience learns about Henry Waltrip (the Nashville Hurricane) from his humble trailer park beginnings with his mother, Brenda, to crazy gigs on the road with his blues-playing mentor, Tyrone. The stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music, a riveting tale involving the dark side of show biz, and blazing guitar work leading up to the finale: a one-man acoustic rendition of “Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Reserved seating tickets (Adults $35-$25; $20 Students) will go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
comedy;theater;music
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$25 Adult; $20 Student
Event Website: phtww.com/show/nashville-hurricane-chase-padgett/
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 • Sat 9/29/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

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

Film
The Live Cinema Series continues with a screening of the current Royal Shakespeare Company production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. The 2018 Live Cinema Series is sponsored in part by 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. This performance is filmed live in Stratford-upon-Avon and rebroadcast to select theaters. Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase.
film;shakespeare
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $15 Reserved Seating; $10 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/live-cinema-the-merry-wives-of-windsor-royal-shakespeare-co/
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 • Wed 10/10/18 at 6pm-9pm 

Pigs on the Wing - Finding the Dark Side of the Moon

Rock, Cover/Tribute Band/Performer
Pink Floyd tribute band Pigs on the Wing will perform “Finding the Dark Side of the Moon” on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. “Finding the Dark Side of the Moon” is a retrospective live concert experience culminating in a full performance of Pink Floyd’s 1973 concept album “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Since its formation in Portland in 2006, Pigs on the Wing has steadily developed a reputation for delivering a high quality, high energy take on Pink Floyd’s music. All of the members of the band are seasoned veterans of the original rock scene and balance a decidedly un-tribute like attitude towards the music with a deep understanding of the precision and importance of Pink Floyd in many fans’ lives. The result is a sound and experience both refreshing in delivery and yet true to the original – something the band believes sets it apart from other Pink Floyd tributes. Concertgoes can expect two full sets of Pink Floyd music – the first a loosely chronological retrospective of Pink Floyd’s work before becoming a household name; and the second a full performance of what many would argue is among rock music’s finest works from cover to cover, “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Pigs on the Wing is comprised of (L to R): Eric Welder (bass, vocals); Pete Galluzzo (sax); David Lindenbaum (guitar, vocals); Matt Jones (keys, vocals); Bryan Fairfield (drums); Keeley St. Clair (vocals, acoustic guitar); Jason Baker (guitar, vocals). Reserved seating tickets ($25 adults, $22 students; plus $3 ticket fee) are available online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
concert;live music;Walla Walla
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $28 Adults; $25 Students
Event Website: phtww.com/show/pigs-on-the-wing-pink-floyd-tribute/
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 • Fri 10/12/18 at 7pm-9pm 

The Zaniac Comedy Show (Little Watts Series)

Family-Friendly, Magic, Stunts, Comedy
Walla Walla Valley Honda presents “The Zaniac Comedy Show” as part of the 2018 Little Watts Children’s Series of Family Entertainment at Gesa Power House Theatre – on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. Alex Zerbe - The Zaniac - moves like a rubber band from one end of the stage to the other, performing beatboxing, juggling, dancing, singing, music, and magic. The Zaniac, who has been cracking jokes onstage for almost 15 years, zigzags between physical stunts and non-stop comedy. During the show vegetables are sliced in half by flying playing cards, flaming torches and bowling balls are juggled with ease and every audience volunteer leaves the stage in triumph. Formerly of the award-winning duo Brothers from Different Mothers, Zerbe is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was voted The Pacific Northwest’s Funniest Prop Comic and is a two-time Guinness World Record holder. He's performed everywhere from cruise ships and comedy clubs to prime-time television in three countries, including “America's Got Talent!” and “Last Comic Standing." "The Zaniac Comedy Show" is appropriate for all ages. Reserved seating tickets ($12 Adult, $8 Youth 12 and Under) will be available on Thursday, March 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
family-friendly;comedy;entertainment;Little Watts
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $12 Adults, $8 Youth 12 and Under
Event Website: phtww.com/show/little-watts-family-series-the-zaniac-comedy-show/
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 • Sun 10/14/18 at 2pm-3pm 

Molly Tuttle

Bluegrass
With over 2 million viewers on YouTube and features in Bluegrass Now, Flatpicking Guitar and Acoustic Guitar magazines, Molly Tuttle has been making a name for herself in the acoustic music scene. A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Tuttle has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. Since releasing her first album at 13, she’s appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion" and at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. A sought-after collaborator, she's currently at work on her first solo EP.
bluegrass;folk;acoustic guitar;
mollytuttle.net
Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$30 Adults; $20 Students
Event Website: http://phtww.com/show/molly-tuttle/
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 • Thu 10/18/18 at 7pm-8:30pm 

EmiSunshine

Folk, Country
Gesa Power House Theatre presents country music prodigy EmiSunshine in concert on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old East Tennessee prodigy, has already captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, Emi is a true vocal stylist. Influenced by legends who have made history (Loretta Lynn/Tanya Tucker/The Louvin Brothers), Emi has taken the world by surprise with her ability to combine her youthful, bubbly disposition with deep, meaningful and sometimes dark and lonely song content. Bringing her imagination to life, Emi has been able to write and record her own music, cementing her reputation as a well-crafted storyteller. Since her break-out at 9 years old, this fearless performer has appeared on The Today Show, The Grand Ole Opry, and at The Ryman, and has more than 500,000 Facebook followers. While her music has been described as “old-timey," she adds her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel and country, with a sprinkling of the blues. Reserved seating tickets ($35-$30) will be available to the public on Sunday, April 1, online (www.phtww.com) or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
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Event Info: (509) 529-6500
Price: $35-$30 Reserved Seating
Event Website: phtww.com/show/emisunshine/
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 • Sat 11/3/18 at 8pm-9:30pm