History Theatre / SundayInTheParkWithGeorge

25th Sep '15 10:45:24 PM tvinsomne
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14th Nov '14 2:07:58 PM Chalkos
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: The first act is set on the isle of La Grande Jatte, in Paris. On at least two occasions, characters comment upon the construction of the Eiffel Tower, which they claim is visible on the far bank. In reality, the tower is more than a mile away, and viewing it (especially at an early stage of construction) would require being able to see across a large oxbow of the Seine and a substantial section of city.
9th Jul '14 3:45:38 PM vifetoile
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19th May '14 2:54:53 PM vifetoile
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* DotingGrandparent: Marie to George. She embarrasses him from time to time, but is also deeply fond of him and proud as can be of his art.
19th May '14 2:48:39 PM vifetoile
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The second act focuses on Georges's fictional descendant, George, who is also an artist. George's particular genre, however, "Chromolumes," are not only expensive, but [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible utterly meaningless to everyone except George.]] Even the audience. How is he supposed to find inspiration, and, perhaps just as importantly, funding, in a world that really doesn't care about originality?

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The second act focuses on Georges's fictional descendant, George, who is also an artist. George's particular genre, medium, however, is not painting but "Chromolumes," are not only expensive, but a very avant-garde and cutting-edge idea of George's own invention. Sadly, they're [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible utterly meaningless to everyone except George.]] Even the audience.And they're also expensive as hell to put together. How is he supposed to find inspiration, and, perhaps just as importantly, funding, in a world that really doesn't care about originality?
19th May '14 2:47:28 PM vifetoile
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It centers, in the first act, on a fictionalized version of Georges Seurat and his mistress, Dot. Dot loves Georges for his passion and his art, but can't understand him, nor does he pay as much attention to her as she needs. They are caught up by the stream of petty rivalries, jealousies, spats, and smug feelings that dominate the interactions of Parisians on their Sunday visits to La Grande Jatte. As criticism of his work mounts, Georges grows less and less attentive of the world around him, even as the facade of civility and happiness collapses completely. Much to everyone's surprise, Georges manages to create a painting that is not only a masterful display of color and light, but an image of a perfect, peaceful Sunday that has never, really, existed, but outlives all the squabbles and smugness of its actual subjects.

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It centers, in the first act, on a fictionalized version of Georges Seurat and his mistress, Dot. Dot loves Georges for his passion and his art, but can't understand him, nor does he pay as much attention to her as she needs. They are caught up by the stream of petty rivalries, jealousies, spats, and smug feelings artistic pretentions that dominate the interactions of Parisians on their Sunday visits to La Grande Jatte. As criticism of his work mounts, Georges grows less and less attentive of the world around him, even as Dot leaves him and the facade of civility and happiness collapses completely. Much to everyone's surprise, Georges manages to create a painting that is not only a masterful display of color and light, but an image of a perfect, peaceful Sunday that has never, really, existed, but outlives all the squabbles and smugness of its actual subjects.
5th Mar '14 5:55:09 PM saltyoldbones
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* AsideGlance: Dot gives one to the audience when the man standing next to her in the painting tells her she has "excellent concentration."
26th Jul '13 12:02:56 AM vifetoile
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It centers, in the first act, on a fictionalized version of Georges Seurat and his mistress, Dot. Dot loves Georges for his passion and his art, but can't understand him, nor does he pay as much attention to her as she needs. They are caught up by the stream of petty rivalries, jealousies, spats, and smug feelings that dominate the interactions of Parisians on their Sunday visits to La Grande Jatte. As criticism of his work mounts, Georges grows less and less attentive of the world around him, even as his own mother laments that they're destroying the beautiful skyline with their ugly tower. Much to everyone's surprise, Georges manages to create a painting that is not only a masterful display of color and light, but an image of a perfect, peaceful Sunday that has never, really, existed, but outlives all the squabbles and smugness of its actual subjects.

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It centers, in the first act, on a fictionalized version of Georges Seurat and his mistress, Dot. Dot loves Georges for his passion and his art, but can't understand him, nor does he pay as much attention to her as she needs. They are caught up by the stream of petty rivalries, jealousies, spats, and smug feelings that dominate the interactions of Parisians on their Sunday visits to La Grande Jatte. As criticism of his work mounts, Georges grows less and less attentive of the world around him, even as his own mother laments that they're destroying the beautiful skyline with their ugly tower.facade of civility and happiness collapses completely. Much to everyone's surprise, Georges manages to create a painting that is not only a masterful display of color and light, but an image of a perfect, peaceful Sunday that has never, really, existed, but outlives all the squabbles and smugness of its actual subjects.
25th Jul '13 6:41:06 PM Prfnoff
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The original production, with Creator/MandyPatinkin as Georges and Creator/BernadettePeters as Dot, was televised in 1986. A revival occured in 2008.

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The original production, with Creator/MandyPatinkin as Georges and Creator/BernadettePeters as Dot, was televised captured on television in 1986. A revival occured in 2008.
25th Jul '13 6:40:40 PM Prfnoff
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning {{Musical}} with music and lyrics by Creator/StephenSondheim and book by James Lapine. It was the first in a series of shows the two collaborated on, among them ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' and ''Passion''. It is based around a fictional telling of the creation of the painting ''A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte'', the MagnumOpus of painter Georges-Pierre Seurat.

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning 1984 {{Musical}} with music and lyrics by Creator/StephenSondheim and book by James Lapine. It was the first in a series of shows the two collaborated on, among them ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' and ''Passion''. It is based around a fictional telling of the creation of the painting ''A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte'', the MagnumOpus of painter Georges-Pierre Seurat.



It opened on Broadway in 1984 and was revived in 2008.

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It opened on Broadway in 1984 The original production, with Creator/MandyPatinkin as Georges and Creator/BernadettePeters as Dot, was revived televised in 1986. A revival occured in 2008.
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