Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Best of Enemies: A Civil Rights Play

The Best of Enemies exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Ellis and Atwater, who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves. This play by Mark St. Germain explores timeless themes that are as relevant today as they were in 1971.

“Who knew history could be so entertaining? The best play about the civil rights era ever to hit the stage. ” – Berkshire on Stage

Based on a best-selling book by Osha Gray Davidson, The Best of Enemies is a play based on the true story of the relationship between C.P. Ellis (a Grand Cyclops of the KKK) and Ann Atwater (an African-American civil rights activist) during the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina schools in 1971.

“Here we are, two people from different sides of the fence, havin’ identical problems, except hers bein’ Black and me bein’ White. The amazing thing about it, is up to that point, we had cussed each other out, bawled each other. We hated each other. But, up to that point, we didn’t know each other. We didn’t know we had things in common.” – CP Ellis
The Best of Enemies is recommended for mature audiences due to strong language.
Read more about this true story and hear an interview with the real Ann Atwater:

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