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WMU stages show outdoors

It won’t be in a park, but you can enjoy an outdoor production of Sunday in the Park with George Oct. 1-4 at Western Michigan University’s Miller Fountain Plaza, in front of the Richmond Center for Visual Arts.

WMU Theatre will present the musical, which was inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, by Georges Seurat. It tells the story of George, a fictionalized version of Seurat, who immerses himself deeply in painting his masterpiece, and his great-grandson (also named George), a conflicted and cynical contemporary artist.

In order to ensure social distancing, attendees will sit in pods of no more than four members from their own household groups and masks will be required for all patrons, performers and staff. The pods will be clearly marked and spaced at least 6 feet apart. Seating is general admission and will begin 45 minutes before the show. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs; blankets are not recommended because of the concrete of the plaza.

Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 1-3 and 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Tickets are $20 per person and available online at tinyurl.com/sundaywgeorge or by calling 387-6222.