Event Porgy and Bess
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Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
First Date 12 July 2006
Opening Date 12 July 2006
Last Date 15 July 2006
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Based on DuBose Heywood's novel set in Charleston's Catfish Row, the show tells the moving story of the cripple Porgy and his love for the beautiful, haunted Bess. Their union is frowned upon by the rest of the entirely black community, who disapprove of Porgy's "fancy woman" and her free living and drug dependency.
Description Source Flyer/Poster
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Name Function Notes
George Gershwin Composer
DuBose Heyward Lighting Operator
Ira Gershwin Lyricist
DuBose Heyward Writer
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality United States of America
Data Source
Source Description
Event Identifier 68842