written by Stephen Sondheim / James Lapine

directed by and Claudia Stefany and Jennie Marino

Friday November 14th 2014 — Saturday December 13th 2014

Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, and the 1991 Olivier Award, this hauntingly beautiful musical is inspired by Georges Seurat’s painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. Amid the scorn of the 1880’s artistic Parisian elite, we experience Seurat’s struggles as he leads the way in Neo-Impressionism exploring color and light. 100 years later, we meet his American descendant, an avant-garde technology artist uncertain of his creative path and the artists’ dilemma of funding that creativity. This challenging and heartwarming work reaffirms our need to connect to the past, present, and future.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Sondheim’s favorite, we are thrilled to present this masterwork portraying art, emotional connection, and community, three subjects very dear to Elmwood Playhouse.


Production Staff / Crew

Black Comedy / The Real Inspector Hound