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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 ›

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.

"Black Nativity" joyously retells the story of the birth of Jesus in song

Justice Theater Project’s Version of Langston Hughes’ Gospel Song Play, “Black Nativity,” Is Almost Sold Out

The Justice Theater Project hopes to start a new holiday tradition of performing shows in downtown Raleigh, NC, by presenting “Black Nativity,” a 1961 black gospel song play by African-American poet, playwright, and political activist Langston Hughes.