Thursday, December 12, 2019
East Building, SECU Auditorium
Black Nativity is an African American telling of the Nativity story. This gospel music experience, a production of the Justice Theater Project, takes us on a journey back to the Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph, resplendent in African costumes and uplifting songs of worship. This year it is led by Dr. Asabi (Stephanie Howard), with choreography by Kristi V. Johnson, both of North Carolina Central University, with music direction by Michael D. Williams.
This performance includes a preshow talk by Jason Miller, professor of English at North Carolina State University, on the creation, background, and reception of the play as it eventually toured in London, Berlin, and Italy during Langston Hughes's lifetime. Talk at 7 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm.
The Justice Theater Project’s annual multicultural production features new songs, soloists, and surprises each year. Please note that the events at the NCMA are musical performances, not the full production of the play. A Christmas celebration for the whole family!