Inherit the Wind
Directed by Kelli Tallman
& Assisted by Karen DiOrio
About the Show:
“ITW takes place in 1925 in a small, bible-belt town in Tennessee. The audience finds out that the science teacher has been arrested for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution-which at the time, was against the law. A famous progressive lawyer from the North, Henry Drummond, travels to Tennessee to defend the science teacher. A fundamentalist politician, Matthew Brady, prosecutes. This is a very thinly disguised rendition of the 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial” with debates between Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan taken largely from the transcripts. A classic debate between fundamentalism vs. the freedom of thought, church vs. state, creationism vs. evolutionism. Drummond believes that when people aren’t given the knowledge and the chance to ask questions – thinking is limited. Drummond argues that everyone has the right to think and ask questions- why else would God give us a brain and the ability to think? Brady believes that the only true written word, is the word of God. He believes that he is on the ‘right’ side and is defending the “Living Truth of the Scriptures.” It’s a stunning, passionate, edge of your seat debate between two old friends who couldn’t be further apart.”
Show Dates Include: October 5, 6,7, 12,13,14, 19, 20, and 21
For more information please feel free to contact ACT at www.attleborocommunitytheatre.com, or by email at attleborocommunitytheatreACT@gmail.com
Henry Drummond – Paul Nolette (Pawtucket, RI) – ACT Stage Debut!
Matthew Harrison Brady – Paul Tourville (Cranston, RI) – ACT Stage Debut!
Rachel Brown – Caitlyn Lively (Attleboro)
Judge – Mark Gallagher (Attleboro)
Bertram Cates – Bob Lively (Attleboro)
E.K. Hornbeck – Matthew Moos (Bourne)
Rev. Jeremiah Brown – Matthew Zawasky (Norton) – ACT Stage Debut!
Howard – Connor Hanrahan (Attleboro)
Tom Davenport – Sean Cooper (Bridgewater) – ACT Stage Debut!
Meeker – Bob Messier (Attleboro)
Mayor – Joe Livingston (Taunton)
Mrs. Brady – Ryan Foster (Attleboro)
Mr. Bannister/Mr. Goodfellow – Jay DiLisio (Attleboro) – ACT Stage Debut!
Mrs. Krebs – Anne Faiella (Norton)
Melinda – Cadence Preston (Attleboro)
Sillers/Cooper/Corkin – Keith Duhamel (Franklin)
Dunlap/Bollinger/Platt – Gordon Smith (Norton) – ACT Stage Debut!
Mrs. Blair/Mrs. Loomis – Linda Hernandez (N. Attleboro)
Timmy/Hawker/Vendor – Ryan DiLisio (Attleboro)
Elijah – Kevin Hernandez (N. Attleboro)
Mrs. McClain – Jeanne Smith (Norton)
Radio Man/Reporter – Mike St. Pierre (Pawtucket, RI) – ACT Stage Debut!
Monkey Man – Jim Sulanowski (Cranston, RI)
Townsperson – Bethany Hernandez (N. Attleboro)