When: Dec. 12-14, 8:15 p.m., Sat., Dec. 14, 2 p.m., Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m., Dec. 18-21, 8:15 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 2 p.m. 2013
No, Ann Atwater and C.P. Ellis didn't meet cute. In Diane Bloom's 2002 documentary An Unlikely Friendship, Atwater, an African-American civil rights activist, recalled charging Ellis, then the Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, with a knife during a Durham City Council meeting in 1970.
But when the pair was convinced to co-chair a series of meetings on the state of local schools, something amazing happened—and kept happening, for decades. Joseph Megel directs a strong quartet of Lakeisha Coffey, Elizabeth Lewis Corley, Thaddaeus Edwards and Derrick Ivey in this stage adaptation of Osha Gray Davidson's 2007 best-seller. —Byron Woods