Triangle Performance Ensemble Presents Black Nativity Durham

Annual Durham Production Streams On Demand for the Christmas Season
Mary rejoices

One of Durham’s top traditions continues this weekend in a nontraditional way. Triangle Performance Ensemble presents Black Nativity Durham as a virtual production for the first time in its history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Produced by Wendell Tabb and Xavier Cason, the annual holiday musical is celebrating 14 years of exhibiting the true reason for the Christmas season. Each year, the show opens on the third weekend in December and will continue with this tradition for 2020. The show streams on demand via ShowTix4U beginning Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2020. Ticket prices range from $10-15 and are available to purchase online now.

Black Nativity Durham is Tabb’s adaptation of the story about the birth of Jesus Christ based upon Langston Hughes’ version of the Christmas story. This adaptation has transported audiences to the momentous birth of Christ for over a decade. “Durham’s Black Nativity has a perfect home with Triangle Performance Ensemble. As it has been nurtured and cared for in our community for over ten years, I am excited to see this amazing gospel experience reach even more hearts and souls worldwide with this year’s virtual celebration,” states Cason. “Our adaptation features a cast of over 100 of some of the area’s most talented singers, dancers, actors and musicians, all coming together on one stage to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,” said Tabb. 

Comprised of both original music and contemporary gospel favorites, Black Nativity is different each year. Although presented annually, Tabb and Cason work diligently to create new artistic experiences throughout the production. Durham’s Black Nativity is an opportunity for all generations to focus on the true meaning of the Christmas season.


Triangle Performance Ensemble

Triangle Performance Ensemble (TPE) is a nonprofit theatre arts company of Durham, North Carolina. The organization aims to develop professional talents in the performing arts (theatre, music, dance) for Durham and surrounding communities. TPE seeks to provide golden opportunities for audience members to experience innovative and creative theatre. Dr. Linda Kerr Norflett is the founder and Chair Emeritus.

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