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Inherit the Wind

February 14 - 23


by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

directed by Bethe Ensey


Tickets go on sale: December 5, 2019


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Creation or evolution? Faith or Science? These are the issues on trial in one of the greatest dramas of the 20th Century. Based on the events of the famous Scopes Monkey Trials, Inherit the Wind pits two hot-shot lawyers against one another as the state prosecutes a teacher for discussing the theory of evolution in the classroom.

Production Credits

Playwrights - Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Director – Bethe Ensey
Scenic Design – Jameson Sanford
Costume Design – Jeanette Waterman
Lighting Design – Jacob Olson
Stage Manager – Ian Akins
Sound Design – Wheeler Kincaid


Bertram Cates - Male Lead 
Matthew Harrison Brady - Male Lead 
Henry Drummond - Male Lead 
Henry Drummond - Male Lead 
E. K. Hornbeck - Male Lead 
Rev. Jeremiah Brown - Male Lead 
Rachel Brown - Female Lead 
The Judge - Male Lead 
Meeker - Male Supporting 
Mrs. Brady - Female Supporting
Melinda Loomis - Female Supporting 
Howard Blair - Male Supporting 
Mrs. Krebs - Female Supporting 
Tommy Stebbins - Male Supporting 
Mr. Bannister - Male Supporting 
Elijah  - Male Supporting 
Mayor - Male Supporting 
Tom Davenport - Male Supporting 
Harry Y. Esterbrook - Male Supporting 
Jesse H. Dunlap - Male Supporting 
Sillers - Male Supporting 
Storekeeper - Male Supporting



Auditions are planned for December 16 & 17 at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with Father of the Bride auditions, in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall at Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405). Those coming to audition should prepare for cold readings. A perusal script is available in the ticket office.


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Thursday, February 13 @ 7:30 p.m. *Play-What-You-Can Dress Rehearsal

Friday, February 14 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 15 @ 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, February 16 @ 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 19 @ 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 21 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 22 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 23 @ 2:00 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the running time of the production?
    About 2 hours.
  • Will there be an intermission?
    There will be an intermission.
  • Should I bring the kids?
    Inherit the Wind is suggested for ages 10 and up.
  • What themes are explored in the play?
    Inherit the Wind explores the teaching of evolution and religion in regards to science.
  • Does the play’s text contain offensive language?
    There is sporadic, mild language throughout the play.
  • Does the play contain violence?
    There is a scene where a preacher prays for damnation and hellfire for a former member of his congregation.
  • Does the play contain the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs?
  • Does the play contain nudity or other adult situations?
    A lawyer mentions sex for the sake of his argument. 

Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm
One hour prior to performances

9500 Old Greensboro Road #135
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405


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