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Live Storytelling! - The Story of Everything

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016 7:30 pm

The Story of Everything
For a truly magical evening, go to the Sunrise Theater on Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. for SunStage’s night of live storytelling. Featuring Mitch Capel and Jadie Fuson and emceed by North Carolina’s Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson, it will be an evening to reconnect with the tradition of oral history. It will be funny, sad, poetic and fascinating.

Mitch Capel is renowned nationwide for his performances as Gran’daddy Junebug, a character Capel created as a siphon for the voices of the elders in his family and for the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar, a poet whose work was introduced to the young Capel by his grandmother’s recitations. Capel refers to his storytelling style as ‘“sto’etry,’ stories recited poetically.” He has been Artist in Residence at the International Storytelling Center and was invited by the Smithsonian Institution to perform for the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama.

Listen out for Jadie Fuson, he’s a bold-faced liar. He won the People’s Choice Award at the hotly contested Bold Faced Liars’ Showdown in the storytelling country of Scotland County. He’s also expert at handling the most discerning of audiences — he works with boys at Cameron Boys’ Camp.

Shelby Stephenson is the voice of our state. His upbringing in rural North Carolina sowed the seeds of poetry in his soul. Stephenson’s work speaks of skipperbugs, of hounds and cracklins, mockingbirds and mulestables. Come hear him say words like these loud.

Gale Buck shared the stories and music of the Great Highland Bagpipes in schools around Wake County but it was not until he shared stories of the Magic of Christmas that he was called
“Storyteller.” Author of over 200 short stories and three published books Gale is now an avid storyteller and promoter of the vocal art. He and his wife, Christy, enjoy traveling to festivals
and helping others find the magic in our lives. Gale is co-founder of Village Storytellers, a casual group of folks who enjoy improving their skills in Raleigh, and creator of Front Porch
Stories, a quarterly storytelling event in Raleigh. Gale won the 2014 Bold-Faced Liars’ Showdown, placing Third in 2015 and first in the 2015 South Carolina State Liars’ Contest. He
also enjoys finding and sharing new legends in state parks and campgrounds and will be looking at YOU for his next great tale.

The Sunrise Theater, 250 Northwest Broad Street, Southern Pines. Tickets $10, General Admission. Tickets available in the Theater Admin Office Tuesday- Friday 12noon-5pm or at concessions during movie showtimes or at the door.