Porgy and Bess

Porgy & Bess


On a quiet evening in Charleston’s Catifish Row, Clara sings a lullaby (“Summertime”) to her baby. In the courtyard, Clara’s husband Jake tries his hand at calming the baby (“A Woman is a Sometime Thing”) while the men gather for a game of dice (“Crap Game”).  Amongst the players and bystanders are Porgy, a crippled beggar; Sporting Life, a shady drug dealer; Crown, an infamous drunk and bully; and Bess, Crown’s woman who is shunned as a “hussy…”

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