by Langston Hughes
Directed by Mark G. Henderson
Black Nativity is an uplifting, soul-stirring, roof-raising musical celebration of the Christmas story.
Written by legendary poet, playwright, and social activist Langston Hughes in 1961, Black Nativity is a gospel song play that tells the story of Christmas through gospel song, poetry, and dance. It is an uplifting experience the entire family can enjoy. Like large family gatherings, this “count -your-blessings” evening plays out with contagious spontaneity and joyous imperfections. For a short time, everyone suspends daily stress to become part of a warm-hearted tradition, recalling a time when holidays meant neighbors and community.