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Reinvention has always been a necessity for those with endless creative passion. When artist George Seurat painted A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, he employed a new and somewhat controversial method of applying small dots of pigment to the canvas. When observed from a distance, these pixels would create a shimmering combination of color and light in a way never seen before.
Artistic expression in any form can have a profound effect on those who take the time to appreciate it. Stephen Sondheim took notice of the power of artistic transformation in 1984 when he, along with James Lapine, penned the Broadway masterpiece Sunday in the Park with George. Thirty years after Sunday won two Tony Awards, numerous Drama Desk Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for drama, EPAC will once again reinvent a modern classic.
In this wonderfully rich and romantic tale, Sunday travels to 19th century Paris, where Georges Seurat endeavors to capture on canvas the eccentric souls he encounters on a series of Sundays in a park on La Grande Jatte. George’s rampant passion for his work ultimately threatens to quash his relationship with Dot, the woman he loves, and forces him to make the hardest choice he will ever face.
The musical score and book combine with a synergy that is considered by many to be Sondheim’s most romantic and emotionally rewarding creation. This entertaining journey transcends both time and space while exploring the deepest meaning of how we live, but more importantly how we love. In the end, Sunday in the Park with George speaks to both the power of love merged with the beauty of art and to how little difference there is between the two.
Get your jazz groove on with Dave Stahl and his magnificent big band as they present a jazz celebration for Maynard Ferguson's
Birthday! Those who have experienced the cool sounds of these magnificent musicians before know what a treat this concert will be.
Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind birthday bash. Get your tickets before they sell out!
The Ephrata Performing Arts Center would like to welcome young performers to register for its 2014 Center Stage Theater Camp. This year promises to be the best camp yet as EPAC artists and educators plan to challenge the mind as well as warm the artistic soul through the magic of the performing arts. Make the summer of 2014 one of intellectual, social, and artistic growth by registering now !
In our 2014 season, we will present a group of exciting shows, some of which are new to our stage while others are time-tested classics definitely worth another look. From the upbeat, modern fun of Legally Blonde to the dark, tuneful and still-provocative Cabaret, from the sweeping romanticism of Sunday in the Park With George to the powerhouse drama of Death of a Salesman and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, EPAC's 2014 offerings will both challenge and entertain.
If you are a longtime EPAC family member, please join us for another year of great theatre. If you have never subscribed, please join us for the first time. We look forward to seeing you all. See the entire 2014 show schedule
Agnes of God, which is set to open at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler Theatre on June 12, carries with it the mystery of an actual event.
While a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Our Lady of Lourdes convent in Brighton, New York, Sister Maureen Murphy was
accused of murdering her newborn baby. Although she was found not guilty by Judge Hyman Maas, the controversy of her acquittal
prompted author John Pielmeier to explore this material in Agnes of God.
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EPAC is currently accepting applications in a variety of positions supporting the operation of the theater as well as the production of our shows. Read about all openings on our jobs page.
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