Provision Theater Company will conclude its 12th season with Best of Enemies by Mark St. Germain. The play will run April 29 – June 5 with performances on Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608.
I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW AMAZING THIS PLAY IS. 90 MINUTES FLEW BY. A VERY, VERY TIMELY STORY. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GO SEE THIS.
Broadway’s Felicia Fields (Tony-nominee for The Color Purple) joins Provision this Spring for the Chicago premiere of Best of Enemies
“…One of the most important historical plays about America to ever reach the stage.” ~ New York Times
Inspired by the best-selling book by Osha Gray Davidson, Best of Enemies is the true story about the relationship between Ann Atwater–an African-American civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis–a Grand Cyclops of the KKK, during the desegregation of the Durham, NC schools in 1971. 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. Best of Enemies will feature Felicia Fields as Atwater and Provision Theater Company Member Rod Armentrout as Ellis and will be directed by Provision Theater Founding Artistic Director Timothy Gregory.
“Best Of Enemies is a timely story,” says Gregory. “Racial divisiveness seems to have increased over the past few years. So, I think it has something to teach us about race and reconciliation. Ultimately, it reinforces the idea that it’s hard to hate up close. It’s the story about a friendship that develops against all the odds. Impossible to believe, except it’s a true story.”
Ticket prices for Best of Enemies are $30. Senior, student, and military discounts are available. Free parking is included, and groups of 10 or more receive 10% off (adult tickets only). Due to strong subject matter, Best of Enemies may be inappropriate for children 12 and under. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theater. For tickets, call the box office at 312-455-0066 or visit www.provisiontheater.org.
NOTE: Code BOEFB1 for $10 off tickets (not sure if any other discounts apply, please check)