Produced By: The Groton School
Directed By: Laurie Sales
Scenic Design By; Sarah Sullivan
Performed at: The Marion D. Campbell Performing Arts Center
Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in John T Scope's conviction for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tenassee state lat that prohibited the teaching of evolution. The story follows the trial of Bertrum Cates, a callow Darwinian who represents the real life teach John T Scopes. For the prosecution we have Matthew Harrison Brady, a thrice defeated presidential candidate and a hectoring fundamentalist. Opposing him is Henry Drummond, a wily Chicagoan who believes in the right to individual thought. The play explores the conflict between fundamentalism and individual thought, as well as the power of the mob, and the importance of the role individuals have in shaping society.