Black Nativity

Black Nativity

Play




Overview


Synopsis

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes retells Christianity's famous nativity story with an entirely African-American cast. Traditionally the play has been performed in a gospel style, which includes Christmas carols. The birth of Jesus plays prominently in the play’s production.


Characters

Female

Lead

Male

Lead

Lead



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
1 Act
First Produced:
1961
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, elderly characters