Justice Theater Project brings back its popular “Black Nativity” production this weekend to Pittman Auditorium at Raleigh’s St. Mary’s School. The Christmas story is told through the poetry of Langston Hughes, enhanced with choreography by Chuck Davis. There’s also stirring music from drummers, a choir and soloists Rozlyn Sorrell, Allen Brown and Connie McCoy Rogers. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $20-$25. 919-264-7089; thejusticetheaterproject.org.
- Other highlights: • Friday-Saturday: “St. George and the Dragon” – updated version of the medieval English Christmas play, presented by Historic Interpretations at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday. $10-$12. 919-339-1558; historicinterpretations.org.