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Dates:Fri, Sat, Sun from 12/3/21 - 12/19/21
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Theater & Shows

black nativity photoThe National Center of Afro-American Artists is pleased to present its 51st season of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity, a gospel telling of the Christmas story.

Black Nativity is the retelling of the Nativity story set to a jubilant score of gospel music, dance and narrative. Traditional Christmas carols are sung in gospel style, with a few songs created specifically for the show.

A highly energetic song-play narrated in black vernacular speech, our production features a dramatic 'pas de deux' performed to African drums in which the dancing Mary delivers the newly born Christ Child to a mesmerized audience.

You will be swept away by the cast of more than fifty joy-filled children, men and women lifting their voices in glee.

Originally written by Langston Hughes, the show was first performed off-Broadway in 1961, and was one of the first plays written by an African-American to be staged there.

Since 1970, Black Nativity has been performed annually in Boston at various locations, such as the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Boston Opera House, Tremont Temple, Roxbury Community College, Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium, and presently at Mechanics Hall in Worcester and Emerson College's Paramount Theater in Boston.

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Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Sat, Dec 04, 2021 - 03:30 PM
Sat, Dec 04, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Sun, Dec 05, 2021 - 03:30 PM

Fri, Dec 10, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Sat, Dec 11, 2021 - 03:30 PM
Sat, Dec 11, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Sun, Dec 12, 2021 - 03:30 PM

Fri, Dec 17, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 - 03:30 PM
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 - 08:00 PM
Sun, Dec 19, 2021 - 03:30 PM


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$25 Purchase Ticketsl

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blacknativity.org/

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559 Washington St., Boston, MA, 02111 map

Emerson Paramount Center
Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111

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