Originally titled Wasn’t It a Mighty Day, Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity first debuted on Broadway in 1961. The Renaissance Guild presents this dramatic retelling of the birth of Christ that transforms traditional hymns and carols into gospel songs, with colored lighting and instrumentation (African drum beats echo Mary’s contractions, for instance) signifying various milestones in the Holy Family’s journey to Bethlehem. $21, 7:30pm Sat, Dec 11; 4pm Sun, Dec 12, the Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N Hackberry, (210) 656-0349, therenaissanceguild.org.
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