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Black Nativity


Shoccara Marcus will be one of the dancers in this annual Atlanta holiday tradition, happening at the Southwest Arts Center (915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331).

Black Nativity is an African-American telling of the Nativity story, written by acclaimed African-American poet and playwright Langston Hughes and adapted by Robert John Connor.  This one act musical opens in a modern day African-American church on Christmas day, filled with testifying deacons, sanctified ladies, and down-home preaching.  Under the musical direction of Keith Wilson the show takes us on a journey back to the Bethlehem of Mary and Joseph, resplendent in African costumes, and moving songs of worship, magnificent dance choreographed by Dawn Axam and old-fashioned spirituals. The African-American viewpoint and the gospel music make Black Nativity a truly unique and entertaining theatrical experience.

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Earlier Event: November 18
Atlanta Music Festival