Acacia Theatre Company

Best of Enemies

March 17-19, 23-26, 2017

by Mark St. Germain
Based on The Best of Enemies by Osha Gray Davidson

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, which developed during meetings about the desegregation of the Durham, North Carolina, schools in 1971. From the author of Freud’s Last Session, Best of Enemies features two strong characters determined to overcome; how they shall is unexpected, beautiful and heartening. Note: Due to the subject matter of the show, there will be some historically accurate racist language.