About the show

Porgy and Bess tells the story of the intense love between the disabled beggar Porgy and the beautiful, but capricious Bess. Eighty years after Porgy and Bess first premiered in the United Stated, the story still captivates audiences all over the world. The beautiful songs, such as “Summertime”, “I Got Plenty of Nothing”, en “It Ain’t Necessarily So”, that have become well-known classics, are definitely a big part of this ongoing success. Everyone also remembers the though world of Catfish Row, where this tale takes place. One experiences everyday life on a summer night and is introduces to cocaine dealer Sportin’Life, disabled beggar Porgy, temperamental drunk Crown and his seductive girlfriend Bess.

Crown kills gambler Robbins during an arguments. On the run he wants to take Bess with him to New York, but she refuses. While the police start their investigation in to the murder, Porgy offers Bess to move in with him. This is the beginning of Gershwin’s lovestory, that still attracts audiences all over the world.



Chassé Theater, Breda

27 February – 8.00 pm
28 February – 8.00 pm
1 March – 2.30 pm & 8.00 pm

RAI Theater, Amsterdam

3 March – 8.00 pm
4 March – 8.00 pm
5 March – 8.00 pm
6 March – 8.00 pm
7 March – 2.00 pm & 8.00 pm
8 March – 2.00 pm & 8.00 pm
10 March – 8.00 pm
11 March – 8.00 pm
12 March – 8.00 pm
13 March – 8.00 pm
14 March – 2.00 pm & 8.00 pm