Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial source for all-school play
From left, Brady Vigness as Henry Drummond, Hannah Elkjer as Rachel Brown and Jared Ott as Bertram Cates, rehearse a scene from “Inherit the Wind,” the play coming to the Titan Theatre at Papillion-La Vista South High School this weekend. The play is a fictionalized telling of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial that took place in Dayton, Tenn., and focused national attention on the teaching of evolution by high school teacher John Scopes, on whose character Bertram Cates is based. The Drummond character is a version of Scopes’ legendary defense attorney, Clarence Darrow.
Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 1:51 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
It was, quite literally, an evolutionary moment in American history.
And, this weekend, Papillion-La Vista South High School's all-school play will bring to the Titan Theatre a retelling of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial in the classic 1955 production, “Inherit the Wind.”
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Friday, February 7, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 1:51 pm.