Inspired by the best-selling book by Osha Gray Davidson, The Best of Enemies is a true story about the relationship between C.P. Ellis (an Exalted Cyclops of the KKK) and Ann Atwater (a black civil rights activist) during the desegregation of the Durham, NC schools in 1971. The Best of Enemies exposes the poison of prejudice in the hearts of Atwater and Ellis who, by facing each other, are forced to face the worst, and best, in themselves.
Celebrated playwright and author of BSC's longest-running hit play, Freud's Last Session, Mark St. Germain will premiere his play The Best of Enemies on the Mainstage. Directed by Julianne Boyd, The Best of Enemies received a staged reading at BSC last summer.