During this preshow lecture sponsored by the Raven Foundation, Professor Sandor Goodhart will examine the talent and message of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as represented in his exploration of the life and work of Pointillist artist George Seurat through the lens of his most famous painting, "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte." Sandor Goodhart, author of Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays, is a professor of English and Jewish studies at Purdue University and director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Studies. Professor Goodhart is a Raven Foundation board member and one of the founders of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R).
The preshow lecture is free and open to the public. Reduced price tickets for the show are available through the Raven Foundation.