Black Nativity

Black Nativity

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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

Man

Male

Lead

Lead



Show Information

Category
Number of Acts
1 Act
First Produced
1961
Genres
Time & Place
Cast Size
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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