Black Nativity

Cleveland Play House/Karamu House

Cleveland, OH (Playhouse Square)
Professional Theatre

Written by: Langston Hughes

December 9 - December 18, 2022

Show Description:

Karamu House, the centerpiece of Cleveland’s historic Fairfax neighborhood and the oldest Black theatre in the country, presents the soul-stirring, gospel celebration Black Nativity in the Allen Theatre. Black Nativity is the joyous retelling of the traditional New Testament account of the Nativity story, using gospel music, dramatic dance, and a biblical narrative. Written and conceived by legendary playwright, poet, and Karamu alum Langston Hughes, this soulful, heartwarming story is a Karamu House classic!

Staff and Cast

Director: Tony F. Sias

Marta Brock
(Vocal Ensemble)
A. Harris Brown (Vocal Ensemble)
Darelle Hill (Vocal Ensemble)
Bonita Jenkins (Vocal Ensemble)
Christina Johnson (Vocal Ensemble)
Damon "Zero" Johnson (Vocal Ensemble)
Taylor Jones (Joseph)
Rashawn Kadeem (Dancer)
Kailyn Mack (Mary)
Kevin “Oriyomi" Marr II (Dancer)
Jennae M. McCully (Dancer)
Joshua McElroy (Vocal Ensemble)
Mary-Francis R. Miller (Vocal Ensemble)
Noire (Vocal Ensemble)
Jameelah Rahman (Dancer)
Corlesia Smith (Vocal Ensemble)
Kevin Smith (Vocal Ensemble)


10:30am Wednesday (12/14 only)
7:30pm Thursday
(12/15 only)
7:30pm Fridays
2pm and 7:30pm Saturdays
3pm Sundays

Runtime: 1h 45m (with 15m intermission)


$40 - $50

(216) 241-6000

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Allen Theater Complex
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115