Porgy and Bess tells the story of Porgy, a beggar with a disability, who is living in the fictional Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina. His life becomes entwined with Bess, a woman struggling with a troubled past and current tumultuous relationship. As Porgy tries to rescue Bess from her current situation, the musical explores themes of love, hardship, and the Black experience in the early 20th century.
Musical Type: Opera (1935)
Cast Size: 24+
Setting: 1930s / USA (South Carolina)
Music: George Gershwin
Lyrics: Ira Gershwin
Libretto: DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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