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The Justice Theater Project’s Production of Black Nativity Will Take You to Church

Written by Harlem Renaissance author Langston Hughes, Black Nativity premiered Off Broadway in December of 1961. It has since become a holiday staple of schools, churches, and community theaters in countries around the world. The Justice Theatre Project has just mounted its sixth annual production of Black Nativity on Dec. 17-19 in Stewart Theatre in… Read More ›

Cast and crew of A Lesson Before Dying pose with director Deb Royals (lower right) (photo by Valerie Taylor)

The Acting Is Simply Superb in JTP’s Powerful and Poignant Production of A Lesson Before Dying

The Justice Theater Project’s 2015-16 season opener, A Lesson Before Dying, directed by Deb Royals, is powerful, poignant, and well-executed (pun intended. The acting is simply superb! Set in Louisiana in the 1940s, Romulus Linney’s play is based on Ernest J. Gaines’ 1993 novel, which tells the final chapter in the life of a man… Read More ›

JTP’s Production of “The Color Purple” Entrances

Alice Walker’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for Fiction-winning novel The Color Purple.” was soon adapted to film. Re-adapted as a musical in 2004, with book by Marsha Norman music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, The Color Purple: The Musical has played around the country and elsewhere ever… Read More ›

The Justice Theatre Project’s Production of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” Is Now a Raleigh Tradition

By now a Raleigh Christmas tradition, The Justice Theatre Project’s fourth annual production of Langston Hughes’ 1961 Off-Broadway musical, Black Nativity, is an extraordinary celebration that stimulates the senses with a blaze of colors, a torrent of almost overwhelming music, and an intimacy of shared passions emanating from the stage and swirling about in the… Read More ›

Black Nativity

Chuck Davis Will Choreograph JTP’s 2012 Edition of Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” on Dec. 20-23

The Justice Theater Project is continuing its new Yuletide tradition of performing shows in downtown Raleigh, NC, by presenting its second annual production of “Black Nativity,” a 1961 gospel song play by Joplin, MO-born African-American poet, playwright, novelist, journalist, and political activist Langston Hughes (nee James Mercer Langston Hughes, 1902-67), on Dec. 20-23 in 340-seat Pittman Auditorium at Saint Mary’s School.