BLACK NATIVITY

Based on the original musical, “Black Nativity,”
by LANGSTON HUGHES
Directed by GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

Black Nativity is a soul-stirring rendition of the Christmas Story that fills the theatre with thrilling voices, exciting dance and glorious gospel music. It is a powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an African-American perspective. The original Black Nativity was written in 1961 by poet Langston Hughes. The African-American viewpoint and gospel music make Black Nativity a unique performance piece. Often adapted, this one act version of the production will take the audience from a traditional black church to an Africanized Jerusalem through dance, powerful spirituals and anthems, and toe-tapping gospel numbers.

The play tells the story of Mary and Joseph's journey through song and dance, culminating in a rousing finale surrounding the birth of Christ. The importance of the play is that, though an expression of Christian belief via the African-American perspective, the show appeals to all walks of life.
PERFORMANCES
Winter of 2018 Performance Dates to be Announced in March 2018
VENUE INFORMATION
LSU Shaver Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
RUN TIME
90 minutes, with no intermission
TICKETS
Regular Admission | $30
Students With Valid ID| $25
Groups of 10 or More | $25 must pre-purchase prior to performance date.
FEATURING
Auditions for this production are scheduled for TBA. Please register here.
AGE RECOMMENDATION
G- Rated Show (Recommended for All Ages)

Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.
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We want to wish a very happy OPENING NIGHT to our cast & crew of "Skeleton Crew"! Don't miss the heart-wrenching show! Tickets are still available, but going fast! Follow this link to get yours: http://bit.ly/2AzYPOJ #SkeletonCrewNVT #WeLoveNVT #NewVentureTheatre #OpeningNight