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‘Black Nativity’ — Dec. 1 to 11

Black Nativity is a gospel song play by Langston Hughes, running Dec. 1 to Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11, at the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in Milwaukee. The 2016 edition links the story of hope to relevant themes occurring throughout the community and the country today. Tickets are $17. 414-273-7206 or marcuscenter.org