The Best Of Enemies NPR Interview

Listen to this NPR interview with the late civil rights activist Ann Atwater recorded in 2005 after the funeral of C.P. Ellis. The Best of Enemies, which closes our 2016 season built around strong female characters is one of the most important and moving theatrical works we’ve ever tackled here at Bluff City Theater. Based on the award-winning book by Osha Gray Davidson with a script by Mark St. Germain, it examines the issue of race relations and intolerance through the prism of a true story set in 1972 Durham,  NC. Never has there been a more opportune time to revisit this story of hate, redemption and reconciliation.

C.P. Ellis & Ann Atwater - Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies opens on Wednesday, July 13 with a pay-what-you can preview on Tuesday, July 12. Buy tickets online at or call the box office at 573-719-3226.

Tickets are $25 each or 4 for $89. Group rates are also available for groups of 10 or more.

You can find the complete transcript of NPR’s interview with Ann Atwater at


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