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Denver Vintage Theatre Cancels Black Nativity After “Multiple Challenges”

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Vintage Theatre envisioned its ambitious revival of Langston Hughes’s Black Nativity as a production that would become a Colorado holiday tradition akin to The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol — until it came to an abrupt end on December 3. Just days before its rescheduled premiere on December 8, the production, mired in internal conflicts and managerial challenges, was canceled.

In Vintage Theatre’s 21 years, this is the only production to be canceled after the rehearsal phase began.

Last month, the production’s director, Alicia “Lisa” Young, fondly recalled when she would see Black Nativity in New York as a child with her godmother and other family members. “It was always similar, but revised for the times we were in,” she said. “I wanted to be a part of Black Nativity

Toni Tresca

2023-12-08 07:00:00

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