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