A Gospel Black Nativity
Written By Langston Hughes & adapted by D. Wambui Richardson
Director: D. Wambui Richardson
Black Nativity is an adaptation of the Nativity story by Langston Hughes, performed by an entirely black cast. Hughes was the author of the book, with the lyrics and music being derived from traditional Christmas carols, sung in gospel style, with a few songs created specifically for the show.
About Langston Hughes:
Langston Hughes published his first poem in 1921. He attended Columbia University but left after one year to travel. A leading light of the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes published his first book in 1926. He went on to write countless works of poetry, prose, and plays, as well as a popular column for the Chicago Defender.
James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents, James Hughes and Carrie Langston, separated soon after his birth, and his father moved to Mexico.
While Hughes’ mother moved around during his youth, Hughes was raised primarily by his maternal grandmother, Mary, until she died in his early teens. From that point, he went to live with his mother, and they moved to several cities before eventually settling in Cleveland, Ohio.
It was during this time that Hughes first began to write poetry, and one of his teachers introduced him to the poetry of Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman, both of whom Hughes would later cite as primary influences.
Hughes was also a regular contributor to his school’s literary magazine and frequently submitted to other poetry magazines, although they would ultimately reject his work.
Learn more about Langston Hughes here!
506 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: (817) 338-4411
Box Office Hours:
Tuesdays- Fridays 12pm- 5pm
Box Office is open 1 hr Before Curtain:
Matinee Show – 2 pm for a 3 pm Curtain
Thursday Evening 6:30 pm for a 7:30 pm Curtain
Evening Show – 7 pm for a 8 pm Curtain
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR UNUSED TICKETS.
In the that Jubilee Theatre cancels a performance, all tickets will be exchanged to a future performance of the same production with no fees or upgrade charges.
Jubilee Theatre does not have a traditional “Will Call” because our tickets are digital.
As long as you have either, the order #, name on the order, or your ID; you may gain entrance to our audience chamber. You do not need a paper ticket. When you order your tickets, you will have options of how to receive your tickets, either, mobile phone (Walletini App), email, or Will Call (You claim tickets at the curtain).
**Standby begins 1 hour prior to curtain. Must be present to place name on the standby list. Tickets NOT claimed 5 minutes before curtain will be released to those on Standby.**
The lobby opens 1 hour before the scheduled curtain time.
6:30 pm for Evenings on Thursday
2 pm for Matinees on Saturday and Sunday
7 pm for Evenings on Friday and Saturday
Seating begins a half hour before curtain
2:30 pm for Matinees
7 pm for Thursday Evenings
7:30 pm for Evenings on Friday and Saturday