The Best of EnemiesBy Mark St. Germain
Inspired by a true story. In 1971, a high-ranking member of the Ku Klux Klan is pitted against an African-American Civil Rights activist over the desegregation of schools.
This drama exposes the poison of prejudice, and explores how two polarized individuals can overcome their differences.
SHEFFIELD CHASTAIN Previously at FST: The Savannah Disputation, The 39 Steps, Around The World in 80 Days, Lobby Hero, The Last Schwartz, and beeluther-hatchee. BROADWAY: White Christmas; Is He Dead?; The 39 Steps (National Tour) OFF-BROADWAY: A Dangerous Personality (Perry Street Theater); Freedomland (Atlantic Theatre Studio) REGIONAL: The 39 Steps (La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Rep); A Tuna Christmas (Actors Theater of Louisville); The Drawer Boy (San Jose Rep); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Tuacahn
Amphitheater); Sleuth (Capital Repertory Theater); Lonesome Hollow, Pursuit of Happiness (Contemporary American Theater Festival); MacBeth (Berkeley Repertory Theater); Stillsong (Dallas Theater Center); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Arizona Theater Company); The Comedy of Errors, The Three Musketeers (Los Angeles Theater Center); and many seasons at Shakespeare festivals in Alabama, Nevada, Vermont, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Santa Cruz. TV: 30 Rock, Law & Order, Knights of Prosperity, Ed, Nash Bridges, As The World Turns. FILM: Charmed & Dangerous and The Knight In Glass Armor.
AMANDA DUFFY FST debut performance. Other credits: The Comedy of Errors, The Servant of Two Masters, Pygmalion, The Tempest, The Grouch (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Pride and Prejudice, Tuck Everlasting, A Christmas Story (Cleveland Play House); Boston Marriage (Hudson Stage Company); Antony & Cleopatra, Hamlet (Utah Shakespearean Festival); and Don Giovanni, Le Comte Ory, Nixon in China, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Metropolitan Opera). Training: Case Western/Cleveland Play House MFA Program.
KEVYN MORROW returns to FST after directing and choreographing this season’s Smokey Joe’s Café and appearing in Race. BROADWAY: Scarlet Pimpernel, Smokey Joe’s Café, Dreamgirls, A Chorus Line, Dream, Five Guys Named Moe, Leader of the Pack. WEST END: Ragtime Olivier Nom, Best Actor; 125th St.. OFF-BROADWAY: First Wives Club- NAACP Nom. Best Actor, Stormy Weather (Billy Strayhorn), The Whipping Man (Simon), Radio Golf (Harmond), Gem of the Ocean (Solly), Three Musketeers (Aramis), Tambourines to Glory-Helen Hayes Nom, Best Actor, Blue (Blue). FILM: The Trade (co-star), Stayin’ Alive. TELEVISION: Guest- The Good Wife, Law & Order, Murphy Brown. Recurring- Hope and Faith, Ed, Coach, One Life..., Kidsworld (Host). Half-Share-pilot (Series Regular).
STEPHANIE WEEKS returns to FST after appearing as Salima in Ruined. She has performed for a number of regional theaters as well as with the Off-Broadway Obie Award winning companies, Target Margin and Hoi Polloi. Some of her favorite roles include Belle in A Christmas Carol, Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra and Shark in Oh My God I’m So Thirst(Y), Innovative Theater nomination. Training: London Academy of Music and Drama, MFA: American Conservatory Theater.
Director | Richard Hopkins
Scenic Designer | Bill Clarke
Costume Designer | Lynda Salsbury
Lighting Designer | Rob Perry
Sound Designer | John Valines
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
Stage Manager | Garry Allan Breul*
*Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.