Only in Chicago…
Chicago Shakespeare Theater provided Art Institute of Chicago patrons with an unforgettable cultural experience as Georges Seurat’s masterpiece came to life as part of a special promotion for the theater. On Sunday, September 16, 2012, visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago encountered something a little strange—at the top of the museum’s Grand Staircase leading to the Impressionist Galleries, a full-sized replica of Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte—1884 was installed but devoid of most of the foreground characters, leaving visitors puzzled by the strange new version. Suddenly, fully costumed characters from this famous painting emerged as cast members from CST’s Sunday in the Park with George gathered for a surprising musical performance.
Only in Chicago could these two masterpieces have engaged in conversation with one another. And now you, too, can get in on the action with the “Where Have They Gone, George?” Contest. Simply text SUNDAY to 40679 for your chance to win one of the following prizes:
- Tickets to Chicago Shakespeare Theater
- A Chicago cultural weekend including dinner at Henri and a stay at Palmer House
- American Airlines tickets to Paris to visit the inspiration for Seurat’s masterpiece!
Plus, the full-sized replica of Seurat’s masterpiece—without its main characters—now lives in the Theater’s lobby. When you come to see Sunday in the Park with George, snap a photo of yourself “in” the painting and share it with us via Facebook or Twitter and for an extra chance to win.
Messaging and data rates may apply. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes ends November 12, 2012. Must be 18 or older to enter.