Rushville Republican

April 30, 2013

Rush County Players offers courtroom drama this weekend

Inherit the Wind

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Rush County Players will offer the courtroom drama “Inherit the Wind” May 3, 4 at 8 p.m., and May 5 at 2 p.m. at their new location, 306 N. Main Street, downtown Rushville.

This well-known play, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes conviction for teaching the Charles Darwin theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to Tennessee state law. That trial featured two of the most famous men of that time----William Jennings Bryan and Charles Darrow---who were the attorneys for the prosecution and defense, respectively. The characters appearing in “Inherit the Wind” are based on the real men who captivated the courtroom and the world during the duration of the trial, almost ninety years ago.

The audience is seated on either side of the actors. This way, there is not a bad seat in the house, and every line of the show is heard perfectly.

Tickets are available now by calling RCP at 765-938-1711. Adults are $10 and students are $5.