Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

black_nativity_cover_image.jpg

Uploaded by Chanel Touch CLE

Langston Hughes' Black Nativity

When: Starts Dec. 2. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sundays, 3-5 p.m., Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., Tue., Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 23, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18
Phone: 216-795-7077
Email: ctix@karamuhouse.org.
Price: $20-45
karamuhouse.org/events/langston-hughes-black-nativity
Karamu alum, Langston Hughes, created what he called, "the Gospel Song-Play," now known as "Black Nativity." A Karamu favorite, this year's production will return to its traditional roots in celebration of the birth of Christ in the town of Bethlehem. "His tone has that intimate, elusive, near-tragic, near-comic sound of the Negro blues, and is equally defiant of analysis" is how a critic described this work by Langston Hughes, who mentions Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman as his main literary influences. As a young man, Hughes participated enthusiastically in the activities of the Karamu Players in Cleveland,
Buy Tickets

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Nearby

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation