The annual holiday production of Black Nativity by Langston Hughes and presented by PassinArt, Portland’s African American producing theater company, will be presented over three weekends, Dec. 2-16, at Bethel AME Methodist Church, 5828 N.E. Eighth Ave.
Black Nativity was originally produced off-Broadway in 1961.
The gospel song play uses a cultural lens to retell the classic holiday Biblical story through scripture and inspiring traditional holiday favorites and folk spirituals in a rousing, soul-stirring versions featuring local artists that consistently move and appeal to audiences from all walks of life.
Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $25 and available online at passinart.org. For more information call 503-235-8079.
In addition, a Black Nativity Concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at Resurrection Catholic Parish Church in Tualatin. A reception with performers follows the concert. All are welcome
The mission of PassinArt: A Theatre Company is to entertain, educate, and inspire artists and audiences while addressing critical issues facing our community; and to celebrate our history and culture.