Back for its sixth year, Justice Theater Project’s “Black Nativity” is the retelling of the Christmas story though Langston Hughes’ lyrical poetry, along with a multi-cultural chorus, vocal soloists and dancers. New this year are rapping shepherds and new arrangements of familiar gospel songs. Stewart Theatre, NCSU.
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 7 p.m. Dec. 19. $27. (seniors/students/military $18. 919-264-7089 or thejusticetheaterproject.org.