The Best of Enemies


PHOTO;  Tyler Brantmeyer as C.P. Ellis, Tiona Thompson as Ann Atwater, “The Best of Enemies,” opening Tuesday March 3 at 8 p.m. in Delgado Drama Hall.
Photo by Tom Dawson


The Best of Enemies

Delgado announces their latest production, “The Best of Enemies,” by Mark St. Germain based on the biography, “The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South,” by Osha Gray Davidson.
“Enemies” opens Tuesday, March 3, 2014 at the Delgado Drama Hall, 615 City Park Ave (3rd Floor). The production will run one week only: Tuesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 8. Curtain times for Tuesday-Saturday performances are at 8pm and the Sunday matinee, March 8 is at 3pm (closing performance).
Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 DCC students, faculty, and staff. For reservations and/or additional information, call 504-671-6360.


During the early 1970s, as the country continued to struggle with the explosive issue of racial equality, Durham, N.C. civil rights activist, Ann Atwater, squared off with local KKK Exalted Cyclops, C.P Ellis, on the issue of public school integration. Their encounters were charged with venom, hatred and suspicion. In a miraculous and moving set of transformations, however, both of them came to see how the other had been exploited by the South’s rigid power structure, and they soon forged a most unlikely lifelong friendship that flourished against the backdrop of unrelenting bigotry.

The production staff includes: scene and lighting design by Tom Dawson, costume design by Kerry Fitts, and multimedia and sound design by Danny Nicholas.

“The Best of Enemies” is written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Michael Aaron Santos. The play will be performed by students from Delgado’s Theatre Program.


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