A powerful retelling of the Nativity story from an
Written and Directed By
Greg Williams Jr.
Pastor: Keyarron Harold
Mary: Mackenzie Thomas
Joseph: Jermon Dunn
Sister Tate: Angela Smith
King I: Hope Landor
King II: Kanestra Mitchell
King III: Maniquewa Holmes
Shepherd: Tyelor Sykes
Shepherd: Dion Sideboard
Drummer Boy: Devin Lloyd
Angel: Braedon Mbala
Angel: Christian Jones
Angel: Kennedi Davenport
Angel: LaNea Wilkinson
Angel: LaTosha Knighten
Director - Greg Williams, Jr.
Stage Manager - R’Myni Watson
Musical Director - Marcus Haney
Choreographer - Dwight Bell
Dance Captain - Krystal Gomez
Costume Designers - Tia Morgan
Set Designer - Austin Aschbrenner
Projection Designer - Christopher Daniel and Dwight Bell
Production Manager - Christopher D. Daniel
Make-Up Designer - Ashleigh Davenport
Props Designer - Melanie Williams
Media and Public Relations - Frederick Price III
Assistant Director - Jarvis Stewart
Musical Director/Piano - Marcus Haney
Bass Guitar - Benjamin Groover Jr.
Lead Guitar - Judah Wilson
Drums - Charles Baker
Background Singer - Shandrika Junise
Background Singer - Cory Stewart
Background Singer - Nicholas Thomas
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.
LSU Shaver Theatre
Louisiana State University
105 Music and Dramatic Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
90 minutes with no intermission
Appropriate for all ages. Everyone entering the theatre, including babes in arms, must have a ticket.
Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.m.