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The Best of Enemies

by Mark St. Germain (suggested by the book of the same name by Osha Gray Davidson)
December 5 thru February 10
In the Gompertz Theatre

Overview
Inspired by a true story. In 1971, a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan is pitted against an African-American Civil Rights activist over the desegregation of schools. This drama exposes the poison of prejudice, and explores how two polarized individuals can overcome their differences.

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The Best of Enemies runs thru February 10, 2013.

Single tickets range from $19 - $36. Buy tickets now.

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Director: Richard Hopkins
Scenic Designer:
Bill Clarke
Costume Designer: Lynda Salsbury
Lighting Designer: Rob Perry

 
CAST
C.P. Ellis...............................................................Sheffield Chastain*
Mary Ellis.............................................................Amanda Duffy
Ann Atwater.........................................................Stephanie Weeks*
Bill Riddick..........................................................Kevyn Morrow*

*-returning FST Company Members.


 Join us for the Upcoming Panel Discussion on Wednesday, January 23 @5pm in the Gompertz Theatre. We asked national and local community leaders to share their thoughts on The Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germain. The question posed is - Are there still Civil Rights battles left to be fought? Audience members and the public are encouraged to write in and contribute to the conversation.

 

For an interesting review of the play and its context - click here.

To read an interview with playwright Mark St. Germain about his research and feedback process – click here.

To watch an interview with playwright Mark St. Germain about the history of The Best of Enemies– click here.

To learn about the first production of The Best of Enemies at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts – click here.

"Engrossing piece of theatrical journalism”

“A quartet of top-notch actors”

“Sheffield Chastain…couldn’t possibly be better as C.P. Ellis”
- Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

“Inspiring story” that conveys “Intense level of emotions.”
- Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

     

Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. 


 FST is using the Hearing Loop System

This is the official sign designating a venue that has a Loop System. Note the capital white  “T” in the lower right corner. This designates a system that sends the sound directly to a T-Coil, a tiny wireless receiver that the hearing aid must have to receive the sound.

The Hearing Loop System is the only system that sends clear, superior sound from a microphone directly into a hearing aid or cochlear implant without interference.





Funding provided by The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

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