When the world is sharply divided between black and white, can two bitter antagonists find middle ground and work together?
In 1971 Durham, North Carolina, a community committee has been formed to tackle school desegregation. The co-chairs are Ann Atwater, a black activist, and C.P. Ellis, the Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan. Against all expectations, an unlikely alliance is born. Don't miss this inspiring, uplifting play by Mark St. Germain, based on the best-selling book by Osha Gray Davidson. Please note: this play contains racist language.
This production is supported in part by a grant from the Northern Illinois Community Foundation. Artists' Ensemble theater is partnering with the Rockford Library for a series of events in conjunction with this production.
Artists’ Ensemble Theater is an Equity theater company serving the state line area in
northern Illinois. Currently in its 14th season of professional theater, AE performs
in the Clark Arts Center, located on the beautiful campus of Rockford University.
All photography by John Cobb