Inherit the Wind
Directed by Craig Cummins
June 4 to June 26, 1999
The 3rd production of the 1999 Season
Written by: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
In the 1920s, Tennessee schoolteacher Bertram Cates is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Drawing intense national attention in the media with writer E. K. Hornbeck reporting, two of the nation’s leading lawyers go head to head: Matthew Harrison Brady for the prosecution, and Henry Drummond for the defense.