From the first time that Porgy and Bess hit the stage in the mid 1930s,
the American folk opera was heralded as a classic. Part of the reason behind the success was the famous George Gershins part
as the composer of the music for the show. Not only has it been enjoyed by audiences for decades, it has also been a point
of discussion for its portrayal of race. Find out what has kept this show so intriguing by getting tickets now.
Gershwin decided to create this opera after reading a novel named Porgy and deciding it would make a great stage show.
The story is set in a tenement in Charleston, South Carolina. Porgy, a crippled African American man, is desperately trying
to save his love, Bess, from the control of a drug dealer who wants her for himself. Meanwhile, the entire community is
dealing with death, poverty and life together. Take a trip back in American history with Porgy
and Bess Chicago tickets.
Imagine hearing the well-known songs from this show like Summertime and I Got Plenty O Nuttin at one of the best venues
in Chicago. The Civic Opera House has been a part of Chicago since 1929 and has still retains the original grandeur although
it has been through many renovations. Enjoy this incredible show by getting Porgy and Bess Chicago tickets.