Inherit the Wind
April 24-27, 2014
Trinity United Church, Charlottetown
Written by: Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Director: John Moses
Producer: Jennifer Shields
Stage Manager: Sharon MacDonald
Drummond (Clarence Darrow): Terry Pratt
Brady (William Jennings Bryan): David Bulger
The cast totalled 33 actors of all ages.
This tense drama was a free adaption of what happened at the famous ‘Scopes Monkey Trial’ in Dayton Tennessee in July 1925, when civic leaders promoted a case to test a new state law which forbade the teaching of evolution. The trial became a media circus, pitting fundamentalist creationism against evolution and science.
The play was first presented in 1955, in the wake of the McCarthy anti-communist hearings when freedom of thought was under attack in the US.
The production was a partnership of ACT and Trinity United Church, proposed by the church’s minister John Moses. Two of the evenings included a dinner. It was ACT’s 50th show.