The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
By George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks
Musical Score Adapted by Dierdre L. Murray
On the Aurora Fox Mainstage
November 25–January 1, 2017
This operatic adaptation of Heyward’s play, Porgy and Bess follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina. We follow the crippled Porgy and his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown, and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin’ Life.