The Saline High School Drama Club will present its fall production, Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, on Nov. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School. Seating is general admission and tickets are $7.00 and are available at the door.
Inherit the Wind, a classic courtroom drama, fictionalizes the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in the conviction of a small-town teacher for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law. The debate between science and religion, what constitutes fact versus belief, and the protection of the freedom of thought are themes that still resonate almost 100 years later.
"This is the play that has as its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes trial. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time. The portrait it draws of an explosive episode in American culture, vigorously written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, remains as fresh as it ever was. One of the most stirring plays in recent years retains its folk flavor and spiritual awareness in an Arena Stage production. Bursting with vitality…Literature of the stage!" —NY Times (Samuelfrench.com)
The cast includes… Sayoni Bandyopadhyay, Ellie Bauer, Tomi Byrd, Dee Covey, Emma Crisenbery, Claudia Curcione, Jake Edwards, Cristina Gonzalez, Stefania Gonzalez, Téa Hajratwala, John Harrell, Jade Hartman, Eliza Larsen, Delia Leon, Maggie Lupton, Brooklyn McLean, Ryan Moore, Alayna Musson, Eddie Ozor, Joseph Pryor, Kimberly Schamberger, Ethan Schmaltz, Joe Singh, Kylee Smith, Willow Symonds, Ayla Tighe, Collin Wagner, Allison Wall, Hannah Weatherly, and Wesley Welt. The production is directed and produced by Kristen Glatz and student directed by Courtney Pellerin.
For more information, please call (734) 401-4644 or visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ve4er5.