Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884. Oil on canvas. Art Institute Chicago; Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection, 1926.224.
Ion Theatre Presents Sunday in the Park with George
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Now making its highly-anticipated San Diego debut at The San Diego Museum of Art.
Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's stunning masterpiece, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art while maintaining a relationship with his lover Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat's artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes. A century later, Seurat's descendant – named George and also an artist – finds himself burnt out and in search of what artistic path to follow, but he finds the answer to his future in his past.
Co-directed by Producing Artistic Director Glenn Paris and Associate Artistic Director Kim Strassburger. Sunday in the Park with George will be staged in partnership and on location at The San Diego Museum of Art's James S. Copley Auditorium July 1–16. Preview performances will be held on June 28 and 30.
Tuesdays: 7:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 2:00 p.m.
For tickets visit IonTheatre.com or call 619.600.5020