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Sunday in the Park With George

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Alan MacVey

March 8 -16, 2019

E. C. Mabie Theatre
UI Theatre Building, 200 N Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA, 52242

Inspired by the French painter George Seurat's painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Sunday in the Park with George contains some of Stephen Sondheim's most beautiful music. The story revolves around George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, who immerses himself deeply in painting his masterpiece, and his great-grandson (also named George), a contemporary artist struggling to find his way to creating something new. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, Sunday in the Park with George won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Sunday in the Park with George is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

** The artwork is in the public domain, but the Art Institute of Chicago requests that we credit the image as follows:
Georges Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte — 1884, 1884–1886. The Art Institute of Chicago.

Please note:

For the best view of this performance, more centered seats are strongly recommended.

Also: This performance will use strobe lighting effects.

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Running Time

Act 1 - 1 hour and 22 minutes
Intermission - 10 minutes
Act 2 - 51 minutes


For this University Theatre event, each University of Iowa or other college student must present their student ID to attend the performance with a student ticket.



Parking in Lot 55 is free for patrons after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend. Parking meters surround the perimeter of the lot for week-day use. Please note that Lot 55 is also a staging area for free shuttle buses to Hawkeye Football and Basketball games. On Saturdays when Mainstage performances are held at the same time as a Hawkeye Football Game, the metered lot on the West side of the Theatre Building will be reserved for Theatre Patrons.


The building is accessible to persons with disabilities. All theatres are accessible, and are equipped with hearing augmentation systems. For details, call Accessibility Services at (319-335-1158). The main entrance is accessible to persons with disabilities, and is located on the east (river) side of the building. It is reached via a ramp located at the southwest corner of the building.

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