PORGY
by: Dorothy and Dubose Heyward

This was a play which was first produced by The Theatre Guild at the Guild Theatre, New York City, on October 10, 1927. Porgy is the masterpiece of one of the theatre's most admirable couples, the Heywards(authors and directors). The play first appeared with the following cast:

Maria..............Georgette Harvey
Jake...............Wesley Hill
Lily...............Dorothy Paul
Mingo..............Richard Huey
Annie..............Ella Madison
Sporting Life......Percy Verwayne
Serena.............Rose MacClendon
Porgy..............Frank Wilson
Clara..............Marie Young
Peter..............Hayes Pryor
Jim................Peter Clark
Scipio.............Melville Greene
The Crab Man.......Leigh Whipper

Por"gy (?), n.; pl. Porgies (#). [See Paugie.] (Zoöl.)

(a)

The scup.

(b)

The sailor's choice, or pinfish.

(c)

The margate fish.

(d)

The spadefish.

(e)

Any one of several species of embiotocoids, or surf fishes, of the Pacific coast. The name is also given locally to several other fishes, as the bur fish. [Written also porgee, porgie, and paugy.]

 

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Por"gy (?), n. (Zoöl.)

Any one of numerous sparoid food fishes, as the jolthead porgy, the sheepshead porgy (Calamus penna) of the West Indies, the grass porgy (Calamus arctifrons) of Florida, and the red porgy (Pagrus pagrus) of Europe.

 

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