Whether for the First or Tenth Time: Black Nativity Thrills

You are invited to join the Urban Ministry and other UUs at a special reception from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, December 16, hosted by the UUUM and Marcia Butman, a Follen member and UUUM board member.

The reception precedes the 8 pm performance, at the Paramount Theatre, 559 Washington St., Boston.

2016_blacknativityFor decades (46 years to be precise), Bostonians have been uplifted by this splendid production, the Black community’s Christmas gift to the world, dedicated to women and men of “good will” from all traditions. Produced by Roxbury’s National Center of Afro-American Artists, this joyous account of the original story of the Nativity is told by a large company of singers, actors, dancers, and musicians through the Gospel of St. Luke, gospel music, dance, and verse, including the poetry of Langston Hughes, the original author of this song-play. There’s a large children’s choir, just one reason Black Nativity has become a family tradition for many.

Space for the reception is limited—to register, please contact Marvin Venay at the UUUM or call him at 617-318-6010 x 214. To connect with other Follen members going to the reception, email Marcia.

Purchase tickets at Paramount Boston.