Dallas is filled with many wonderful holiday traditions, one of our favorites at NDG is Black Nativity at Bishop Arts Theatre Centre every year. Every year the talented staff and performers at Bishop Arts find new and creative ways to tell the familiar story which is a celebration of African American holiday traditions. This year, NDG readers once again have an opportunity to attend the show. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages and tell us your favorite holiday tradition.
Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity returns to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage with soul-stirring songs, music, dance, combining to create a one-of-a-kind holiday pageant that is an Oak Cliff tradition. This year the production will be directed by Vickie Washington.
We have had the pleasure of reviewing the theatre’s productions several times in recent years. In 2014, it was a show filled with great music and a lot of laughter. The audience who grew up participating in the annual Christmas program at your home church could totally relate to this production.
In 2016, the play offered a more serious examination of the familiar Christmas story. The production offered a reverent look at the holy occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ. The songs featured include familiar holiday hymns as well as others less known. One of the special treats of the show was the performance of local songbird, Angela Blair.
Last year for their 15th production of the Hughes classic, they returned to the church Christmas show edition and the mayhem ensued. Myiesha J. Duff was an outstanding talent in the role of Dr. Narramore, and Brandon Wilhelm (portraying Narramore’s husband) was familiar to Bishop Arts crowds as this was his third season doing the production.
This year, the show runs from Dec. 5 – 22 and we look forward to another fine production. For an opportunity to win tickets, visit our Facebook or Instagram pages and tell us your favorite holiday tradition. The winner will be notified early next week.