“Clash of Colors” is a powerful and emotional play that delves deep into the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Ariel Wiles has written a compelling script that brings to life the struggles and triumphs of those who fought for equality during this tumultuous time in American history.
The actors in this production were simply outstanding, delivering heartfelt performances that left the audience in tears. Mariah Pina’s portrayal of Pamela Fields, the young woman who joins a civil rights group in Kentucky, was particularly moving. She captured the determination and courage of a young woman who risks everything to stand up for what she believes in. Dylan Hughes, Michael Armstrong, Cevin Fisher, Kelli Clark, Grace Auls, Cheyanne Tutt, Gerald Lipsey, Theo White, King Pettiford, Rick Redfern, Jessica Gibson, Nathan Haley, Jonathon Williams, Alayna Wiles, Michael Martin, Grisesheimer, Julie Whitney Scott, and Robert Rothwell also gave impressive performances, each bringing their characters to life with passion and authenticity.
The stage manager Zachery Franklin and the crew behind the stage, Kadence Wiles and Nikki Makhija, did an excellent job in creating an immersive and impactful experience for the audience. Ariel Wiles deserves special recognition for producing, writing, and directing this play, which was her first drama. She clearly has a talent for storytelling and her dedication to honoring those who fought for freedom and equality is evident throughout the play.
The use of quotes by famous civil rights activists during the stage breaks added an extra layer of depth and meaning to the play, reminding the audience of the important work that still needs to be done to achieve true equality.
Overall, “Clash of Colors” is a thought-provoking and moving play that shines a light on a pivotal moment in American history. It is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand the struggles and triumphs of the civil rights movement and the ongoing fight for equality.