George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
|Saturday||3 p.m. & 8 p.m.|
|Sunday||2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.|
Coming off their 2008 Jeff Award-winning production of Caroline, or Change, Charles Newell and Doug Peck come face-to-face with one of the greatest—and most controversial—pieces of American music theater ever created. Often denounced as a racially insensitive portrayal of black southerners, Newell and Peck, in collaboration with Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson and an all-African-American cast, will present a thoughtful, never-before-seen retelling of Gershwin and Heyward’s “folk opera” Porgy and Bess, a classic but contested piece of American theater history. Times and prices TBA.