this Gospel retelling of the Nativity uses dialogue, narration, gospel songs, and folk spirituals to celebrate cultural traditions.
Experience this Gospel retelling of the Nativity through high energy music and extraordinary dance. Acclaimed poet Langston Hughes creates a unique theatrical experience by using dialogue, narration, gospel songs, and folk spirituals to celebrate cultural traditions and the birth of the Christ Child. Originally premiering in 1961, it was one of the first plays Off-Broadway written by an African American and has been presented around the world over the last 60 years. Honor the season with this joyous holiday celebration.
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Resist the urge to clap and sing along if you can.
Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post
An exhilarating must-see.
John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theatre Arts
Boundless enthusiasm and enough dazzling sets of pipes to shame a church organ.
Sam Thielman, Variety