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Christmas Is Not Canceled: Celebrate With Bishop Arts Theatre Center’s ‘Black Nativity’


by Jessica Cross 22 Dec 2020 9:22 PM

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents their holiday show, Black Nativity, the Langston Hughes inspired re-telling of the classic Christmas story in a new virtual format.

 Black Nativity. Dec. 10 – 26. Virtual. Details.

The show will be available virtually on the Bishop Arts Theatre Center website. The video can be rented and viewed from Thursday, December 10, 2020, 7 p.m. to Saturday, December 26, 2020, 11:45 p.m. CST.

With this virtual production, Bishop Arts Theatre Center celebrates 17 years of making theater. The musical composition is by Myles Tate with choreography by Terrence M. Johnson. Performances include Dallas-based TMJ Dance Project, award-winning vocalist Angela Blair- Jeffries, and more.

“This is a story beyond the ages. We all know this story of Christ,” said Phyllis Cicero, director of Black Nativity 2020. “So we want to bring in the African American perspective and the African American church perspective.”

“It was really important to me, especially living in this environment right now, that we have a positive, uplifting show,” said Cicero.

“It’s still Christmas and there’s still light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a story that has been told and re-told over a thousand years and it’s a story that brings help and health and comfort to lots of people to hear it and see it reflected through an African American diaspora.”

For a list of even more holiday activities around the North Texas area check out Art&Seek’s Holiday Event Guide.

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