Play Set at Huntington Theatre for City’s Parks and Open Spaces

On Thursday, Oct. 13, guests will have the opportunity to see a performance of “Sunday in the Park with George” at the Huntington Theatre while supporting Boston’s parks and open space.

Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical focuses French post-Impressionist painter and draftsman Georges Seurat and his search for love, inspiration, and “the art of making art.” The play, directed by Peter DuBois (“A Little Night Music”) and featuring Adam Chanler-Berat (Broadway’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” and “Next to Normal”) and Jenni Barber (“Wicked”), boasts a glorious score, with the songs “Finishing the Hat,” “Putting it Together,” and “Move On.”

One hundred tickets have been reserved for the event, which will be hosted by Boston Parks Commissioner Chris Cook and includes a picnic dinner with wine before the play in the theatre’s rehearsal hall. Afterwards, Cook and WBZ-TV arts and entertainment anchor Joyce Kulhawik will lead a conversation about the ParkARTS – a program sponsored by the Parks Department to bring free arts programming to city parks – as it pertains to the play. Proceeds will benefit ParkARTS.

“Our goal is to raise $5,000 for next years ParkArts program, which this year produced more than 700 cultural activities in Boston’s parks and neighborhoods,” said Sharon Malt, event co-chair and a member of the theatre’s board of trustees. “It operates on a shoestring budget, so all contributions mean a lot, and we want next year’s programs to be equally as successful.”

Tickets are on sale for $150 each through the theatre box office, and Huntington subscribers may switch their tickets to Oct. 13 and receive a $75 per ticket credit from the $150 event price.

For more information, contact Kristen Doyle at 617-273-1503 or via e-mail at [email protected].

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