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Black Nativity

If Dickens' didactic tale of goodwill and repentance is not your cup of eggnog, you may want to snag yourself a ticket to the Lorraine Hansberry Theater's rendition of Black Nativity. A gospel play that came out of the Harlem…
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Baby Jesus, Reborn

Langston Hughes' Black Nativity is a "gospel song play," which means a brief play about the birth of Christ with a whole lot of gospel songs. It ranks with The Hard Nut as an irreverent, joyful tonic to holiday treacle…
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A Black Nativity After years of holding off (and trying not to compete with the Allen Temple in Oakland, which performs it every year), the Lorraine Hansberry Theater has assembled its own Black Nativity. Langston Hughes' musical version of the…
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Love Bites Vampire Dreams. By Suzy McKee Charnas. Starring Penny Benda, Nick Scoggin, Esther Feuerstein, and J.J. White. At Bindlestiff Studio, 185 Sixth St. (at Howard), through Dec. 6. Call 974-1167. As a kernel for a story, putting a vampire…
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