Townspeople: Members of the Hillsboro community meet their champion, Matthew Harrison Brady. The play “Inherit the Wind” delves into the teaching of evolution and what that means to a community steeped in dogmatic belief in the Bible. Pictured (l-r) Tyler Tufts, Robert Payawal, Rachel Rominger, Scott Schwerdtfeger, Cameron Toney Will Oberholtzer and Ana Kormos.
Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s “Inherit the Wind” will be performed by the Winters Theatre Company in March.
Based on the 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial,” the play delves into the teaching of evolution in public school—an act against the law in Tennessee in 1925. The play examines concepts relevant and under attack today—the right to teach science as fact and not disputable opinion and how people respond when they believe their faith is being attacked. As the prologue to the play implies, “the play can happen at any time and at any place.”
Show Dates and Times:
The production will open on Friday March 8th and run through Sunday March 24th, Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30pm and Sunday shows at 2pm at the Winters Community Center at 201 Railroad Avenue in Winters.
Tickets are $15 for the gala opening on Friday March 8th, which includes cheesecake, champagne, coffee, and water.
The show on Saturday March 9th is a benefit for Winters Friends of the Library; tickets for that show are $25, and include one drink (beer or wine) and dessert.
For all other shows, ticket prices are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and children 12 and under.