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The Adobe Theater to Present INHERIT THE WIND in March

The Adobe Theater will present the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee play which premiered in 1955 and bring 28 actors to its stage, directed by James Cady. Philip J. Shortell and Paul Ford play the roles of Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow) and Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan) respectively.

Review: MARTYR at Aki Studio

Marius von Mayenburg’s MARTYR tells the story of a radicalized Christian teenager and his crusade of extremism that damages everyone around him. ARC’s production's sharp, slick direction and assured cast expose some flaws in the idea-heavy script. However, it ultimately succeeds in showing theatre’s great power to ask big, unsettling questions.


Street Scenes presents a special staging at Portland Playhouse of The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial by Peter Goodchild. This special event will be a staged reading of the actual words of Darrow, Brian, Scopes, Malone, Hays, et ala?"taken directly from the trial transcript of what has become known as the Scopes Monkey Trial. Our terrific cast will include Dave Bodin as Clarence Darrow, Carl Coughlin as William Jennings Brian, Jim Butterfield as Judge Raulston, Michael Streeter as Arthur Hays, Blaine Vincent as John T. Scopes, Keith Cable as the Narrator,a?"along with Sam Hawkins and John Armour as the townspeople of Dayton, Tennessee in 1925. Fact: The Scopes Trial was the first American trial to be broadcast nationally.

BWW Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis

The St. Louis Rep has opened a smart, fast-paced, rather serious comedy about the meaning of Truth. It's called 'The Lifespan of a Fact'.

TINTYPES: A Musical Celebration Of America Comes To The Grange Theatre

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Nominated for multiple Tony Awards, Tintypes is a collection of musical snapshots of America's last Age of Innocence prior to World War I. A wonderful blend of songs, patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular, brings to life the Great American Songbook. Written by Gary Pearle, Mary Kyte, and Mel Marvin, Tintypes features classics such as 'The Yankee Doodle Boy,' 'Stars and Stripes Forever,' 'Meet Me in St. Louis,' 'America the Beautiful,' and 'You're a Grand Old Flag.'

BWW Review: INHERIT THE WIND at White Theatre

“Inherit the Wind” is a fictional construction inspired by the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial and as a screed against the “Red Scare” activities of Wisconsin Senator (R) Joseph McCarthy during the early 1950s.

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Presents INHERIT THE WIND

To see INHERIT THE WIND, in its current iteration at Theatre Artists Studio, is to revisit the endless battle between open-minded reason and the intolerance of blind faith. It is, as well, a golden opportunity to witness two bears of the stage ~ Michael Fleck and Tom Koelbel ~ have at each other in their portrayals of the goliaths that put the trial of the century on the map. Runs through December 9th.

Photo Flash: Lakewood Theatre Company Continues 66th Season With INHERIT THE WIND

Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 66th season of live theatre with Inherit the Wind, an enduring courtroom drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (Auntie Mame, The First Monday in October). Based on the real-life 1925 Tennessee case known as the Scopes "monkey" trial, two famed attorneys, based on William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow, go head to head in a small town courtroom. In an era where politicians and community leaders still clash over the separation of church and state in the classroom, this timely production shows us what can happen when courage takes the stand.

Dialogue Starters Announced For Upcoming Arena Civil Dialogues at Arena Stage

Arena Stage will continue to host Arena Civil Dialogues to engage the D.C.-area community

Kelsey Theatre Announces Its 2018-19 Season; NEWSIES, AMERICAN IDIOT, and More

Extra, extra. Read all about it! Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre has announced its blockbuster schedule for 2018-19. The curtain goes up on Kelsey's 45th season Sept. 6 with the award-winning musical 'Newsies,' followed by other major musicals, dramas, comedies, and shows for the entire family. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible with free parking next to the theater.

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Auditions For INHERIT THE WIND

Hershey Area Playhouse announces auditions for Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's Inherit the Wind, the story about the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial that dealt with the debate over evolution versus creationism.

Historical Museum Presents An Evening With Meriwether Lewis At BPA

It's May 1804! Travel with Meriwether Lewis as he begins his journey up the Missouri River, over the Continental Divide and down the Clearwater, Snake and Columbia Rivers to the Pacific. This incredible explorer will share his adventures at a fundraising performance for the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum on Tuesday, March 20.

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On 15:17 TO PARIS

From Clint Eastwood comes THE 15:17 TO PARIS, which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride. The film will be released in theaters beginning February 9, 2018 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

THE GILDED AGE Premieres 2/6 on PBS

New Documentary Explores the Tumultuous Era That Set the Stage for Modern America

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Clint Eastwood Biopic THE 15:17 TO PARIS

From Clint Eastwood comes The 15:17 to Paris, which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride. The film will be released in theaters beginning February 9, 2018 and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

BWW Review: Kevin Spacey Aces CLARENCE DARROW at Arthur Ashe Stadium

Ask any New York Mets fan and they'll tell you that one of the unique quirks about watching a game at the teams' Flushing home - be it the now-demolished Shea Stadium or the current Citi Field - is the frequent rumbling of planes coming in and out of LaGuardia airport.

Fresh Squeezed Opera to Close 2016-17 Season with SCOPES/PRIX FIXE Double Bill

For its final production of the 2016-17 season, Fresh Squeezed Opera presents Scopes/Prix Fixe, an operatic double bill, at the IATI Theater in the East Village.

NYC's Ballets With a Twist Presents COCKTAIL HOUR: THE SHOW, 6/23

New York City's Ballets with a Twist celebrates summer under the stars with a performance of Cocktail Hour: The Show at the Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Road) on Friday, June 23, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 ($27 for Concert Members). To purchase, visit chautauqua.com or call 303-440-7666.

BWW Review: Powerful and Unexpectedly Timely INHERIT THE WIND

Ocean State Theatre Company Artistic Director Amiee Turner introduced Friday night's production of INHERIT THE WIND by saying that she was somewhat surprised and saddened that a play about what's appropriate to teach in public schools, written in 1955 but based on events of the 1920's, is still so timely today.  Indeed, this script may be a Baby Boomer, but this production isn't showing its age at all, and is scarily relevant.  One of the biggest tells of an older play is often the length, and this script may have been edited down a bit, but the pacing is absolutely perfect.  Director Fred Sullivan Jr. fills the moments of brief set changes with appropriate moments of song, which may seem like an odd choice for a play of this nature, but it works perfectly.  Some of the songs are in the original script, but a few seem to have been added for this show. The songs also give the actors a chance to trot out their vocal chops including men singing in four part harmony, and violin and ukulele performances.


William Jennings has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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