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Langston Hughes' Black Nativity

When: Starts Dec. 2. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sundays, 3-5 p.m., Saturdays, 2-4 p.m., Tue., Dec. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Thu., Dec. 23, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 18

Karamu alum, Langston Hughes, created what he called, "the Gospel Song-Play," now known as "Black Nativity." A Karamu favorite, this year's production will return to its traditional roots in celebration of the birth of Christ in the town of Bethlehem. "His tone has that intimate, elusive, near-tragic, near-comic sound of the Negro blues, and is equally defiant of analysis" is how a critic described this work by Langston Hughes, who mentions Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman as his main literary influences. As a young man, Hughes participated enthusiastically in the activities of the Karamu Players in Cleveland,

Price: $20-45

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