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Black Nativity: A Gospel Songplay by Langston Hughes

December 2 - December 16, 2018
Fridays/Saturdays,7:30 pm and Sundays, 3 pm

Bethel AME Church
5828 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR

Black Nativity is a special holiday gospel play that retells the famous nativity story with a majority of African American cast. The play is performed in an uplifting gospel style which includes some traditional Christmas carols. This play has been enjoyed by audiences from all walks of life.

The show was originally first performed off-Broadway on December 11, 1961 and the first play written by an African American to be staged there. Traditional holiday carols are sung in gospel style with a few additional songs selected for the show. This powerful holiday musical will appeal to everyone regardless of their cultural backgrounds.