PassinArt black nativity 2015

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes

Directed by Jerry Foster

November 29 - December 15, 2019

PREVIEW NIGHT: Thursday, November 28, tickets $14

PassinArt is proud to present for the fifth year, Black Nativity, a special holiday gospel play that retells the famous nativity story with a majority of African American cast. The play is performed in an uplifting gospel style which includes some traditional Christmas carols. This play has been enjoyed by audiences from all walks of life.

The show was originally first performed off-Broadway on December 11, 1961 and the first play written by an African American to be staged there. Traditional holiday carols are sung in gospel style with a few additional songs selected for the show. This powerful holiday musical will appeal to everyone regardless of their cultural backgrounds.

Tickets can be purchased on the PassinArt website beginning September 1, 2019 or locally at JPs Custom Framing and Gallery, 418 NE Killingsworth St., Portland. Group tickets available online or by contacting the box office by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 503-235-8079.


PassinArt season sponsors:

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