Arts & Culture

Penumbra Presents Langston Hughes’ ‘Black Nativity’

Penumbra’s homegrown Christmas show features exceptional lead vocalists, the outstanding Kingdom Life Church Choir, and stirring choreography, making for a celebration full of joy, community, and spirit. Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He wrote with the gifted ear of a poet, but in a language that seemed to spring organically from within black culture, infused with notes from Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico and the American South.

Penumbra Theatre, 270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul, through December 22.ASL PERFORMANCE: Saturday, December 21, 7:30 p.m. Call 651-224-3180 Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for information and tickets.

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