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"Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concert" Returns for a 5th Year December 13-23, 2018
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December 6, 2018                                                                                                                     415-671-8978,
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s Roof-Raising, Hand-Clapping
Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concert Returns December 13-23, 2018
Music Director Yvonne Cobbs and the LHT Choir Spread Joy and Lift Spirits for the Fifth Year with Over 20 Inspirational Gospel Music and Secular Songs for the Holidays
(December 6, 2018 - San Francisco, CA) Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s (LHT) popular “Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concert” returns for the fifth season from Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 23, 2018 presented in the Buriel Clay Theater at the African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street in San Francisco.
San Francisco Bay Area gospel solo artist and Music Director, Yvonne Cobbs, conducts the legendary 16 member LHT Gospel Choir made up of both veteran and new choir members who sing inspirational holiday music -- both old and new, sacred and secular from Go Tell It On The Mountain to Boogie Woogie Santa Claus. The show is a roof-raising, hand-clapping, joyful good time for all ages.
Founded in 1981, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, the West Coast’s premiere African American theatre company, produced its first Gospel Music production -- James Baldwin's The Amen Corner -- 24 years ago.  Since then, LHT has become renowned for its holiday gospel productions, including Tambourines to Glory and Black Nativity, both by Langston Hughes, the experimental Gethsemane Park by Ishmael Reed, and Vinnette Carol's classic Your Arm's Too Short to Box with God, among others.
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WHAT: Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concertpresented by Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
WHEN: December 13-23, 2018
WHERE: Buriel Clay Theater, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Thursday, 12/13 @ 8 PM (Preview)
Friday, 12/14 @ 8 PM (Opening)
Sunday, 12/16 @ 3 PM
Thursday, 12/20 @ 8 PM
Friday, 12/21 @ 8 PM
Saturday, 12/22 @ 3 PM & 8 PM
Sunday, 12/16 @ 3 PM (Closing)
General Admission: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors (65+) & Students (with ID), $29 Children (12 & Under)
(Add $10 for Opening Night that includes a post-reception on Friday, 12/14. 15% discounts are available for groups of 10+.)
Purchase Tickets online at  The Box Office Will Call opens one (1) hour prior to curtain times.  Call (415) 474-8800 for more information (Tues.–Fri./12–5pm.). Tickets are available for purchase At-The-Door (pending availability).
Yvonne Cobbs returns for her fifth year as music director for Lorraine Hansberry Theatre's (LHT) Soulful Christmas: A Gospel Holiday Concert. Yvonne is a songwriter, director, recording artist, and actress who has graced the stage with some of the most influential artists in the world. She is a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, CA under the leadership of Pastor A. L. Perkins, and the Gospel Music Workshop of America, Northern California Chapter. In addition to singing, directing, and songwriting, Yvonne is a Nurse Practitioner and currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at Abilene Christian University. She has performed in many live stage plays including LHT’s Black Nativityfrom 2001 to 2009, Mahalia: A Gospel Musical in 2010, and in a staged reading of The Amen Corner directed by Steven Anthony Jones at LHT In 2012. In March of 2019, Yvonne will have the honor of portraying Ms. Ella Fitzgerald in Ireland.
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Media interviews are available by arrangement. Contact: Gina Snow at 415-671-8978 (direct), gina@LHTSF.orgLorraine Hansberry Theatre, 762 Fulton Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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