Langston Hughes' Black Nativity is a joyous account of the nativity told through scripture, verse, music and dance. Focusing on compassion, community and connectivity, the Harlem Renaissance poet's song-play, first performed in 1961, is a true Christmastime tradition. A retelling of the Christmas story from an Afro-centric perspective, Black Nativity mixes text from the Gospel of Saint Luke with black vernacular. A cast of children and adults brings this timeless story to life with music and dancing in this uplifting production for the whole family. Experience this moving story at St. Paul's Penumbra Theatre.