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The Color of Courage

By Mitchell G. Capel

Presented by Ancestral Whispers Theater Company

An Exhilarating History Lesson!
Join storytellers and actors, Mitch Capel and Sonny Kelly, for The Color of Courage, as they bring to life the gut-wrenching, untold stories of the African American soldiers who literally fought for freedom during the Civil War.  Mitch Capel and Sonny Kelly embody these soldiers through drama, song, poetry and a multi-media production that will thrill, empower, educate and elevate! This performance connects the battles from over 150 years ago to the battles facing our community today. Sponsored by the FTCC Foundation, Inc.
Cumberland County Artists in Schools Directory
Upcoming Productions of
Carolina Public Humanities K12 Program. Sunday, November 11 at 5:15pm at Wilson Library (Pleasants Room) UNC Chapel Hill (Free and open to the public!)
Feast of Crispian National Veterans Theater Festival 2019.  Friday, May 24th at 7:30pm.
January 15th at 6pm.  St. Andrews University MLK Day Community Celebration.  A special Color of Courage tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! 
November 5 at the Foo Foo Festival with the African American Heritage Society, Inc., Pensacola, FL. at the Main Stage Theatre at the University of West Florida's Center of Fine and Performing Arts.
February 18 at Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC
March 7 at Fayetteville Technical Community College
March 8 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center(UNC Chapel Hill)
May 20 at 7:30pm at Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines
November 3 National Association of Black Storytellers        
          Festival and Conference, Philadelphia, PA   
November 10 the Sonja Haynes Stone Center (UNC Chapel
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In the news:

“...the actors held the students rapt as they wove poetry and song together...”

~ Raleigh News & Observer

“I defy anyone not to be moved by these soldiers, black or white. These two are a FORCE!”

~ Bo Thorp, Founding AD, Cape Fear Regional Theatre

“An amazing performance! Entertaining, educational, and leaves you wanting more!”

~ Moonlight Communication


“A theatrical tour de force for these two amazingly gifted artists…history and artistry intersect for a great evening of theater!”
~ Deborah Mintz, Exec. Dir., Arts Council of Fayetteville, Cumberland County


"Phenomenal! I don’t think that I have ever been in a better theatrical presentation, ever!!"
~ Duane Reynolds, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina

So full of heart and closeness with the texts and the multiple layers of meanings …Thanks for bringing these important stories alive at this crucial time in history.”

~ Patricia Parker, PhD, Chair, Department of Communication, UNC Chapel Hill

“A very powerful piece of work!”
~ Professor Phoebe Hall, Fayetteville State University, Performing & Fine Arts


~ Audience member

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