Black Theatre Troupe is returning to stage for its 50th anniversary season in 2021-22 with diverse productions, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic play. The troupe will feature five productions at the Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center at 1333 E. Washington St.

“SISTAS! THE MUSICAL” will be on stage from Friday, Sept. 10, to Sunday, Sept. 26. This off-Broadway musical is a celebration of African-American women told through Top 40 music.

Black Theatre Troupe will perform “SUNSET BABY” by Dominique Morisseau from Oct. 22 to Nov. 7. The play tells the tale of Kenyatta Shakur, a former Black Revolutionary and political prisoner, whose wife has died. He is trying desperately to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Nina.

The theater company will deliver Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” from Dec. 3 to 19. This holiday performance by Harlem Renaissance poet Hughes provides messages of hope, joy, victory and liberation delivered through music, dance and acting.

Black Theatre Troupe will perform “A Soldier’s Play” by Charles Fuller Feb. 4 to 20. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama evaluates the causes of oppression of African Americans and the obstacles they face in advancement. The theater company will bring to life the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and swing music when it performs “Ain’t Misbehavin’” the Fats Waller musical by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. March 25 to April 10.

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