Sunday in the Park with George

Students perform in "Sunday in the Park with George"Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Dr. Robert Vrtis
Center for the Arts: Jewel Theatre

November 13-21, 2015

Director's Notes

To me, one of the most fascinating things about Seurat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" is that it demonstrates the idea that art is unfinished until it is seen. Take his example of the flower in the hat of the foregrounded woman on the painting's right. In his painting, George has placed  tiny red and blue dots, so that a viewer will fuse the colors, creating violet in their mind. Art exists as an interaction between paint and eye. 

I am drawn to this conception of art because it resonates with the experience of theatre. Our art exists only in the interaction between two points: performance and audience. 

It exists in the blended space between us.

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