A trio of candles cutting through the darkness

Black Nativity

Black Nativity: Black Liberation is set in current-day Asheville, and features Mary, Joseph, three wise women, four shepherds, and a crew of townspeople, on the eve of the birth of Jesus.

A traditional story told using music, movement, and performance set against a contemporary backdrop, this re-imagining will delve into housing insecurity, gentrification, racism, social mobility, and other topical and urgent issues facing many communities in Asheville. The goal of these performances, hosted by Southside Rising, is to create a world premiere that ultimately delivers a message of hope and liberation. Performances are free, and donations are gladly accepted.

Burton Street Performance
Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. at the Burton Street Recreation Center, 134 Burton Street, Asheville

Southside Performance
Monday, December 17, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at the Arthur R. Edington Education & Career Center, 133 Livingston Street in Asheville.

Shiloh Community Performance
Monday, December 17, 2018 from 7-10 p.m. at the Shiloh Complex, 121 Shiloh Road in Asheville.