Sunday in the Park with George

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884, 1884–1886. The Art Institute of Chicago.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, Theatre Building

Sunday in the Park with George
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Alan MacVey

March 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 8:00 p.m.
March 10 at 2:00 p.m.
E.C. Mabie Theatre, UI Theatre Building

Inspired by the French painter Georges Seurat’s painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Sunday in the Park with George contains some of Stephen Sondheim’s most beautiful music. The story revolves around George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, who immerses himself deeply in painting his masterpiece, and his great-grandson (also named George), a contemporary artist struggling to find his way to creating something new. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, Sunday in the Park with George won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

This performance will use theatrical smoke and haze, as well as strobe lighting effects.

Join us for Saturday at the Stanley!
Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Stanley Visual Classroom, third floor Iowa Memorial Union
Georges Seurat's short career has had a sustained impact on artists. Join Assistant Curator Kim Datchuk from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art for a discussion of how artists, including Jean Metzinger, Maurice Prendergast, Bridget Riley, and Sally Drummond, continue to respond to Seurat's work.

Sunday in the Park with George is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel.: (212) 541-4684  Fax: (212) 397-4684  www.MTIShows.com

Tickets:
$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (65+)
$10 Students & Youth
$5 UI Students

Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office at 319.335.1160 or 1.800.HANCHER or online at www.hancher.uiowa.edu/tickets.

Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884, 1884–1886. The Art Institute of Chicago.