Buy One, Get One Half Off Promo for ‘Black Nativity’

Buy One, Get One Half Off Promo for ‘Black Nativity’
December 12
00:00 2014

The chances are few to see the North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s stirring staging of “Black Nativity” this holiday season.

A Black Rep Christmas tradition for the past 15 years, “Black Nativity” is an Afro-centric telling of the birth of Christ, complete with sonorous singing, African dancing and powerful monologues.

Artistic Director Mabel Robinson is the genius behind the show. She has helmed the production from the beginning.

“We continue to try to find things that are going to keep it sparkling and up tempo and connecting with people emotionally,” Robinson said. “…We’re constantly seeing how we need to keep it fresh, and being creative people, you certainly want to always continue to let the creative juices flow.”

Statesville native Tony Gillion returns for his tenth season as the production’s music director.

“It’s about the birth of Christ, and it’s so rewarding to be able to play a major part in it,” said Gillion. “I just enjoy music, period, and to be able to help people understand the big picture, it means a lot to me.”

A plethora of local actors, dancers, singers and musicians bring the show to life. The majesty of the production is so great that attendees travel from as far away as Virginia and South Carolina to witness this artistic gem.

“Black Nativity” has something for everyone. It is time-honored holiday tradition that promises not to disappoint, Robinson said.

“If you get there, you will be entertained. You will laugh and you will shout and you’ll just have a good time,” she declared. “Come out and really celebrate Christmas the way it should be celebrated.”

The last shows are tonight (Friday, Dec. 12) at 8 p.m.; tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 13) at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. All seats for the Saturday 3 p.m. show are $18. Tickets for the other performances are $26 for adults, $21 for senior citizens and students or $18 for children 12 and under. There is a special “buy one ticket, get one ticket half off” promotion for the Saturday 8 p.m. show. Tickets are available before the shows at The Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive; online at; or by calling 336-723-2266. 


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