At Jam Factory, a warm industrial space, Eclipse Theatre Company presents its staged concert performance of Sunday in the Park with George. Don’t let the “staged concert” fool you, this production is lush, atmospheric and captures—with stirring emotional force—the gentle brilliance of Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine’s (book) Pulitzer Prize winning work.
The story is a meditation on art and legacy, fashioned around a fictionalized version of George Seurat and the creation and impact of his most famous painting—A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. As George sketches people in the park, gathering details for his large canvas, he intrigues the locals and neglects his lover, Dot. Standing all day long in the hot sun, she models for him and is both frustrated and fascinated by his intense focus and peculiar vision. Continue Reading