Black Nativity

by Langston Hughes

November 30 - December 16, 2018

Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center

This annual sold out, legendary holiday event by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, returns to the BTT stage. Black Nativity is without a doubt a theatrical wonderment. A joyous company of singers, actors, dancers and musicians delivers its powerful message of joy, hope, victory and liberation that warms the heart at a very special time of the year.

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And in This Corner… Cassius Clay

by Idris Goodwin

Saturdays and Sundays
Jan. 27 – Mar. 3, 2019

Co-produced with Childsplay

Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center

At the sound of the bell, young Cassius Clay Jr. takes his first step into the ring and starts becoming the man the world would come to know as Muhammad Ali. Before he became one of the world’s greatest boxers and civil rights advocates, he was a12-year old boy navigating friendships, family and learning to fight for himself and his community in the segregated South of the 50’s.

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Simply Simone

by Robert Neblett and David Grapes II
Musical Arrangements by Vince di Mura

April 12 - April 28, 2019

Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center

Prodigy. Superstar. Activist and Exile. As one of the true divas of the 20th Century, vocal powerhouse Nina Simone defied classification and defined a generation. Four women give us an intimate look at her music and lays bare the rich legacy of this icon. Nina Simone mastered all genres. Her command of the American songbook was legendary! Her interpretations of Broadway classics, rock and roll, soul stirring gospel, jazz and the blues were genius.

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Single Black Female

by Lisa B. Thompson

May 29 - June 9, 2019

Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center

Single Black Female is a show of rapid-fire comic vignettes that explore the lives of two African-American middle-class women in urban America. As a well-respected English literature professor and as a powerful corporate attorney, they keep each other balanced as they face their fears of rejection and their hopes for romance-which may be found closer than they ever imagined.

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