Sunday in the Park with George

Start Date
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm
End Date
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 4:30 pm
Event Contact Name
Freed Center Box Office
Event Contact Phone #
419-772-1900
Event Contact E-mail
boxoffice@onu.edu
Event Category
Event Audience

The School of Visual and Performing Arts is excited to present an outdoor, in-person performance of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George. Seating is available on a limited, as well as COVID-compliant, basis.

We cordially invite the ONU community – including students, faculty, and staff and their immediate families – to performances on April 17, 18, 24 and 25. All performances will be held at 2 p.m. on the lawn north of Taft Memorial Building (between Taft and the IT building). Should the weather prevent any of these performances from occurring, additional performances will be added May 1 and 2.

Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George 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 ten Tony Awards including Best Musical.

The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and 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 the past.

Tickets will be sold in pods with seating for up to 4 individuals. Each pod is $20. These pods will be set up to allow for appropriate social distancing and all audience members will be required to wear masks while in attendance.

Ticketing is by reservation only – no walk-up sales will be available. Seating availability is limited – so be sure to act now before all available pods are sold!

Due to this limited availability, online ticket sales will not be offered for this performance. Please contact the Freed Center Box Office directly at 419-772-1900 or by email at boxoffice@onu.edu to make your reservation or with any questions.