Theater Picks

The best theater picks, December 6

CorrespondentDecember 5, 2013 

Lakeisha Coffey and Derrick Ivey star in “The Best of Enemies.”


  • Other highlights

    • Burning Coal Theatre Company offers a decidedly different interpretation of a familiar Shakespeare play with its “(Three Man) Tempest,” conceived and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, who also plays Prospero. The other actors are Adam Patterson and Carter. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday (through Dec. 22). $15-$25.

    • Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern puts its always-intriguing spin on G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 metaphysical thriller, “The Man Who Was Thursday” in Neal Bell’s adaptation, in which all the roles are played by women. Production at the 539 Muze building (539 Foster St.), Durham. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (through Dec. 21). $10-$15 ($5 student rush).

In 1971, during Durham’s struggle with school desegregation, two people became unexpected allies. One was Ann Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist and the other was C.P. Ellis, a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan. Both were asked to serve on a community steering committee, both fiercely supported their views. Mark St. Germain’s play, “The Best of Enemies,” charts the begrudging change each made towards respect and friendship. 8:15 p.m. Manbites Dog Theater, Durham. 8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday (through Dec. 21). $16-$25 (students $5).

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