by George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Sung in English with English subtitles
Estimated Run Time: 3 hours and 25 minutes
Porgy and Bess is set in Catfish Row, a dockside area of Charleston, in about 1930. The plot depicts the story of Porgy, a disabled beggar living in the slums of Charleston, and his attempts to rescue Bess from Crown, her possessive lover and Sportin’ Life, a drug dealer. Following a brawl that leads to a murder, Crown flees, leaving Bess amongst a disapproving community. Porgy and Bess develop an unlikely relationship and Bess finally finds acceptance on Catfish Row – until a hurricane and the return of Crown change everything.
Conductor: David Robertson
Production: James Robinson
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Projection Designer: Luke Halls
Cast: Angel Blue (Bess), Golda Schultz (Clara), Latonia Moore (Serena), Denyce Graves (Maria), Frederick Ballentine (Sportin’ Life), Eric Owens (Porgy), Alfred Walker (Crown), and Donovan Singletary (Jake)
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