Date(s) - 03/25/2022
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Inherit the Wind is a play dramatizing the Hillsboro Monkey Trial, in a small American town called Hillsboro, state unnamed, in the 1950s. This trial is based on some historical facts of the Scopes Monkey Trial, which occurred in Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925, and which brought William Jennings Bryant, Clarence Darrow, and H. L. Mencken—a famous politician, lawyer, and reporter, respectively—to a small town to determine whether a man ought to go to jail for teaching evolution in a science class, in violation of state law. The subject of “free thought” is explored in depth, along with the parallels between the HUAC committee hearings of the 1950’s and contemporary trends.
This show is suitable for all ages, however, children under 10 years may not understand the significance of the material.