Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

by: James Lapine

by: James Lapine

Sunday in the Park with George

Sunday in the Park with George

by: James Lapine

by: James Lapine

Overview

Inspired by Georges Seurat's pointillist masterpiece, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Sondheim and Lapine's musical celebrates the art of creation and the creation of art. 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama  In the first half of the musical, set in 1884, the people - and the animals - in the painting come to life in a world where, for the artist Georges, art comes before love, before everything. In the second half, a century later, Seurat's great-grandson is wrestling with the same obsessions in present-day New York.

Authors

James Lapine

James Lapine was born in 1949 in Mansfield, Ohio and lived there until his early teens when his family moved to Stamford, Connecticut. He attended public schools before entering Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he majored in History. He went on to get an MFA in Design from the California I ...

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