Today, Midday's intrepid theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the courtroom drama Inherit the Wind, now on stage at Vagabond Players.Based on the 1925 Scopes ----Monkey Trial,---- Inherit the Wind explores themes of science, religion, and intellectual freedom, as they swirled together in a historic courtroom debate over whether Charles Darwin's theory of evolution should be taught in public schools. Written in 1955, playwrights Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee used the play to comment on the contemporaneous and controversial McCarthy hearings, which sought to purge suspected communists from positions in the US government, industry and the arts.Inherit the Wind, directed by Sherrionne Brown, continues at Vagabond Players through Sunday, February 4, with show times on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.
Rousuck's Review: Inherit the Wind at Vagabond Players
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