The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess - Friday, March 9, 2018• 7:30pm
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin is considered to be the first great American opera, containing many beloved musical numbers such as “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’.” The tragic love story is set in 1930s Catfish Row, following the unlikely friendship of crippled beggar Porgy and beautiful Bess. Bess is left behind after her abusive partner, Crown, flees from a crime. Longing change from her wretched past she is faced with judgment and temptation while finding happiness in Catfish Row. That is until a hurricane and the return of Crown change life as everyone knows it.
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