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A live broadcast of 2016 Festival opera "Porgy and Bess" will take place in Marion Square on Monday, May 30. Thanks to generous sponsorship by Wells Fargo, the simulcast will be open to the public and free to attend. Presented in association with Piccolo Spoleto Festival and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, these events will significantly expand the audience for the highly-anticipated production that is part of the Festival’s 40th season. Additional sponsorship for this event has been provided by the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, BET Networks/Viacom, and LiftOne.
"Porgy and Bess" is approximately 3 hours, 15 minutes including an intermission. The opera contains adult themes.
Access to Marion Square will be via the entrances located at the corner of King and Calhoun Streets, and the corner of King and Meeting Streets. To best accommodate audience seating and public comfort, no hard-sided or wheeled coolers, canopies, or tents will be permitted. Attendees cannot bring alcohol into Marion Square, in keeping with City regulations.