Produced by the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Black Nativity is the joyous account of an historic event that occurred 2,000 years ago. It’s a celebration that tells the original story of the Nativity in scripture, verse, music and dance. Based on the Gospel of St. Luke, combined with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this song-play touches a special chord in the hearts of all.
This legendary Christmas event, the Black community’s Christmas gift to the world, is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation.
Boston’s captivating production is the longest running performance of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes’ song-play in the world. The Friday December 7th opening marks its 2018 season and 48th year of 12 exhilarating performances.