Submitted by Laura Schairer, Audience Magnets
Black Theatre Troupe is proud to present Langston Hughes’ acclaimed song play, BLACK NATIVITY, a powerful and soul-stirring retelling of the Nativity story through gospel music, dance, and spoken word.
The production will run from December 8-17 at the Black Theatre Troupe, located at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center, 1333 E. Washington in Phoenix.
Directed by Tony Wheaton, BLACK NATIVITY promises an uplifting experience that combines the raw energy of gospel music, the grace of dance, and the poetic brilliance of Langston Hughes’ words. The cast, comprised of exceptionally talented local gospel artists, will bring this timeless story to life in a way that is both spiritually elevating and emotionally stirring.
“BLACK NATIVITY is not just the powerful words of literary giant Langston Hughes, but also at its heart a musical celebration of African American culture and heritage,” says David J. Hemphill, Executive Director, Black Theatre Troupe. “The show offers a unique perspective on the Nativity story, highlighting the universal themes of love, faith, and the importance of community.”
BLACK NATIVITY features dancers Shayla Eshelman as “Mary,” Leo Caudillo as “Joseph” and Alecea Housworth as the “Angel.” Deryk George is Musical Director, Brenda Hankins is Musical Supervisor and Alexander Patrick is Choreographer.
- Friday, Dec 8, 2023 at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 at 2:00 pm
- Saturday, Dec 9, 2023 at 7:30 pm
- Sunday, Dec 10, 2023 at 2:30 pm
- Thursday, Dec 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm
- Friday, Dec 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm
- Saturday, Dec 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm
- Saturday, Dec 16, 2023 at 7:30 pm
- Sunday, Dec 17, 2023 at 2:30 pm
Tickets for BLACK NATIVITY are $50 and can be purchased by calling the Black Theatre Troupe at 602-258-8128 or online at blacktheatretroupe.org. Early booking is encouraged as this production is expected to sell out quickly.
Event subject to change without notice.
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