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Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess

Films | English | 6+ | 3hrs 15mins
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The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin

Opera Screening

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)


Please Note this is an Opera Screening


Late Entry will not be permitted.

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