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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
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Location

Winspear Opera House 2403 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
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214-880-0202 (phone)
http://www.attpac.org
Neighborhood: Downtown
Category: Happenings, Theater and Dance

Schedule

  1. December 11, 2013 8 pm
  2. December 12, 2013 2 pm
  3. December 12, 2013 8 pm
  4. December 13, 2013 8 pm
  5. December 14, 2013 2 pm
  6. December 14, 2013 8 pm
  7. December 15, 2013 2 pm
  8. December 15, 2013 7:30 pm
  9. December 17, 2013 8 pm
  10. December 18, 2013 8 pm
  11. December 19, 2013 2 pm
  12. December 19, 2013 8 pm
  13. December 20, 2013 8 pm
  14. December 21, 2013 2 pm
  15. December 21, 2013 8 pm
  16. December 22, 2013 2 pm
  17. December 22, 2013 7:30 pm
  18. Show More

Profile

George and Ira Gershwin premiered this sprawling opera, based on the novel and subsequent play by DuBose Heyward, in 1935. It was ambitious, clocking in at four hours and blending several different musical styles. The original, rarely produced in full, was richly detailed and inventive. It was also tough to sell. This new adaptation, which won several Tony Awards, was stripped down to its essentials by playwright Suzan Lori-Parks, composer Diedre L. Murray, and director Diane Paulus. The action centers around the fictional Catfish Row, a tenement house inhabited by freed slaves in 1920s Charleston, South Carolina, where the down-on-her-luck Bess takes up with the crippled beggar Porgy despite varying impending disasters.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

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