Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

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Synopsis

by Jerome Lawrence & Robert Edwin Lee

Inherit the Wind is a fictional version of the 1925 Scopes Trial. Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution to a high school class. In Tennessee, state law prohibited teaching evolution. The play is meant to criticize the anti-Communist investigations that took place in the U.S. The authors used the Scope's trial as a platform to explore threats to learning and intellectual freedom.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, child, early teen, late teen characters