Black Nativity, produced by the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAAA), is a time-honored tradition in Boston and a gift from BostonÂ’s black community to all men and women of «good will.»

The first of 4 shows this season kicks off tonight at Mainstage Theater in the Media Arts Center at Roxbury Community College, 234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120. This seasonÂ’s production is presented in collaboration with Roxbury Community College in association with the Quincy Geneva Housing Corporation.

«Using black vernacular speech and gospel music to retell the New Testament birth of the Christ Child, our cast shares its enthusiasm and excitement about the promise of peace on earth to women and men of good will,» said Edmund Barry Gaither, Executive Director of The National Center of Afro-American Artists.

Black Nativity is a tradition in Boston. It recalls for many of us the selfless contributions of Elma Lewis (1921-2004), John Andrew Ross (1940-2006) and many others who have shaped and sustained the production for more than four decades, including Voncille Ross, Executive Producer, and her associates who carry on the legacy. Our production is indelibly stamped with the love and care of all who have nurtured and continually presented Black Nativity for our community and city.

Black Nativity Performance schedule for 2011
Thursday, December 8 @ 8.00 p.m.
Friday, December 9 @ 8.00 p.m.
Saturday, December 10 @ 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $42.00, $37.00 and $20.00. To purchase, call E-Tix at 800-514-3849, or purchase online at www.BlackNativity.org or www.etix.com.

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