Inherit the Wind
Saturdays | March 16 & 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sundays | March 17 & 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday | March 20 at 9:00 a.m. (School Performance Only*)
Thursday | March 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Director: Bill Christie
In a small town, not too long ago, a school teacher is arrested for teaching his students Darwin's theory of evolution. The fierce trial quickly gains national attention and is fueled with more intensity when a former presidential candidate and famous evangelist takes the prosecutor position. With betrayal and treachery at every turn, the case takes on a life of its own.
The show originated from the events of the famous Scopes Monkey trial of 1925 in rural Tennessee, though the playwright intended to present a story of a trial that could be happening anytime, anywhere, and to anyone.
*To schedule a school performance please contact the box office.
The White Theatre at The J is an accessible facility - we make every effort to provide an enjoyable experience for all of our patrons. Assisted Listening devices will be available for all performances. Open Captioning will be available at the March 23rd & 24th performances of Inherit the Wind. Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to speak to a staff member or a volunteer.
A Note About Our Cast:
The White Theatre has received special permission from the estates of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee to present this classic and relevant play about the freedom of thought, the right to knowledge, the fight for moral superiority, and vanquishing bigotry with a gender-, race-, and disability-neutral cast. Actors and audiences alike will be challenged to see past race and gender to the basic humanity within each of these characters. We look forward to a thoughtful and dialogue-provoking production that reflects our diverse community.
The Cast of Inherit The Wind:
Matthew Harrison Brady: Stan Cole
Henry Drummond: R. Kevan Myers
Bert Cates: Zach Lofland
Mrs. Brady: Kristi Hibschman
Rachel Brown: Lucy Mulholland
E.K. Hornbeck: Sarah Montoya
Reverend Jeremiah Brown: Marshall Rimann
Davenport: David Kepper
Mayor: Diane Bulan
The Judge: Kimberly Kershner
Meeker: Alexandria Walters
Howard Blair: Margo Roberts
Melinda Loomis: Carolyn Brotherson
Sillers: Claudia Copping
Mrs. Krebs, Innkeeper, Ensemble: Weiyi Zhang
Mr. Bannister, Ensemble: Chuck Mason
Mrs. Blair, Scientist Page, Ensemble: Teagan Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Loomis, Scientist Keller, Ensemble: Brittany Lofland
Mrs. McLain, Ensemble: Jeanne Marx
Elijah, Radio Man, Ensemble: John Ras
Dunlap, Hot Dog Man, Scientist Aaronson, Ensemble: Britton Erskine
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