When I was a kid, like third grade, my parents took me to see “Porgy and Bess.” It’s like one my best memories, hearing that music for the first time, and I still have an affection for the songs from that show because it’s one of the first times I saw live theater.
Do you know the plot of Porgy and Bess? There’s like drug addiction and a man kills another one ON STAGE. My mother said the show completely shocked her, because she had never seen a staged murder before in her life. Whe thought “Porgy” was going to be a porgy fish, and we were headed to a kid’s show.
Just note our vastly different reactions. Am I not adopted.