God, heaven, and several Old Testament stories, including the Creation and Noah's Ark, are described supposedly using the perspective of rural, black Americans.
Did You Know?
The original Broadway stage production won the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It opened February 26, 1930, at the Mansfield Theatre in New York, and ran for 640 performances. Juanita Hall
, who later played "Bloody Mary" in the stage and film versions of Richard Rodgers
and Oscar Hammerstein II
's classic South Pacific
(1958), appeared in the original stage production. See more
One of Noah's son's rides a zebra that is clearly a donkey or mule made to look like a zebra. Two real zebras are loaded while he rides the fake. See more
Gangway for the lord god, Jehovah!
Lord, I Don't Feel Noways Tired
Traditional spiritual from Hampton and Its Students (1872)
Performed by the Hall Johnson Choir See more