BLACK NATIVITY



Based on the original musical, “Black Nativity,”
by LANGSTON HUGHES
Directed by GREG WILLIAMS, JR.
Black Nativity is a soul-stirring rendition of the Christmas Story that fills the theatre with thrilling voices, exciting dance and glorious gospel music. It is a powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an African-American perspective. The original Black Nativity was written in 1961 by poet Langston Hughes. The African-American viewpoint and gospel music make Black Nativity a unique performance piece. Often adapted, this one act version of the production will take the audience from a traditional black church to an Africanized Jerusalem through dance, powerful spirituals and anthems, and toe-tapping gospel numbers.

The play tells the story of Mary and Joseph's journey through song and dance, culminating in a rousing finale surrounding the birth of Christ. The importance of the play is that, though an expression of Christian belief via the African-American perspective, the show appeals to all walks of life.
PERFORMANCES
Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 8 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm
Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 pm
VENUE INFORMATION
LSU Shaver Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
RUN TIME
90 minutes, with no intermission
TICKETS
Regular Admission | $25
Students With Valid ID | $20
Groups of 10 or More | $20 must pre-purchase prior to performance date.
Early Bird Pre-Sale Discount Until November 16 | $20
FEATURING
Auditions for this production are scheduled for November 3, 2018 at 1:00pm. Please register here.
AGE RECOMMENDATION
G- Rated Show (Recommended for All Ages)

Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.
CREATIVE TEAM
Director: Greg Williams, Jr.
Stage Manager: Kayla Basco
Scenic Designer: Greg Williams, Jr.
Production Manager: Christopher D. Daniel
Costume Designer: Dorrian Wilson
Hair and Wig Designer: Christian Jones
Makeup: Keone Lance
Props: Melanie Williams
Media and Photography: Frederick Price III
Marketing and Communications: Alvin A. Temple
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