Stage Door Series
The Best of Enemies
Tuesday, May 15. 7pm
Backstage on the Veh Stage
Based on the unlikely friendship of a white Ku Klux Klan leader, C.P. Ellis, and an African-American civil rights activist, Ann Atwater, from Durham, N.C., The Best of Enemies tells the true story of friendship and community that developed during the effort to desegregate Durham schools. Written by Mark St Germain, the play is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Osha Gray Davidson.
The Thermal Belt Friendship Council and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship are co-sponsoring the event.
Robin Edgar directs a cast of local performers in the production. “When I first read the play based on Osha Gray’s book, I thought it was a powerful story that also made me laugh out loud at the humanity it portrays,” said actor Karen McDowell
The performance will be staged in the backstage space of the Veh Stage,, with the audience seated onstage with the actors.
The Stage Door Series is TFAC's newest series, that gives patrons a unique perspective on concerts, theater, spoken word events, and more. Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Admission is $5. Beer, wine, and other concessions will be available. Learn more.
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