“Black Nativity” Comes To The Moore Theatre

Enjoy an American holiday classic, courtesy of Seattle Theatre Group.

This yuletide season, Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” — celebrating the 50th anniversary of its premiere this month — will be presented at The Moore Theatre by Seattle Theatre Group (STG).

Hughes — a celebrated African-American poet, journalist, novelist, memoirist and short story writer — created this joyful play to ring in the holiday season, with a cultural twist. Traditionally performed with an all-black cast, the show uses gospel music, dance and poetry to retell the Nativity story.

“Black Nativity” premiered on Broadway in December 1961, and the show has captivated audiences in major cities across the U.S. ever since. This is the second year that “Black Nativity” has been performed in Seattle; Intiman Theatre previously produced the show.

Directed by Jacqueline Moscou and choreographed by Donald Byrd, STG’s rendition of “Black Nativity” features some of the Seattle area’s most talented performers. Amber Nicole Mayberry will perform the role of “Mary,” Bojohn Diciple will play Joseph and Earley Dean, Josephine Howell and Pastor Alphonso H. Meadows Jr. will narrate the show.

“Black Nativity” runs from Thursday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 24; showtimes are available online. Tickets ($25-55) are available online, or over the phone at (877) 784-4849.

Black Nativity at The Moore Theatre | Dec. 8 — 24