Why See Sunday In The Park With George?
The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical
Journey into the mind of an artist with this timeless musical love story inspired by the life of French painter Georges Seurat and his masterpiece, "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte". Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of love and art, it containts the most beautiful and stirring songs ever written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine outside of Into The Woods, including numbers such as 'Color and Light', 'Gossip' and 'Finishing the Hat'.. Guthrie Theatre is proud to present a little-known gem that packs a huge impact.
Past and present merge into a poignant exploration into the world of the tortured genius artist. Focusing on the character of Georges Seurat, we see how he risks everything, including the love of his paramour Dot to complete his masterpiece. When we fast-forward to a century later in modern-day New York City, his great-grandson, also an artist, looks for inspiration from Georges' painting and discovers much more than a mere idea, but his entire destiny.
Opening night: 17 June 2017
Suitable for ages 10+
Cast and Creative
Randy Harrison as Georges Seurat
Sasha Andreev as Franz/Alex
Christian Bardin as Celeste #2/a Photographer
Cat Brindisi as Celeste #1/Betty
David Darrow as Soldier/Dennis
Emily Gunyou Halaas as Nurse/Mrs./Harriet Pawling
Christine Toy Johnson as Old Lady/Blair Daniels
Benjamin Lohrberg as the Soldier’s Companion
Ann Michels as Yvonne/Naomi Eisen
Justin Lee Miller as Boatman/Lee Randolph
Paul Nakauchi as Jules/Bob Greenberg
Britta Ollmann as Frieda/Elaine
T. Mychael Rambo as Mr./Charles Redmond
Max Wojtanowicz as Louis/Billy Webster
Maia Hernandez and Natalie Tran to share the role of Louise/Bather
Artistic Director Joseph Haj
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