by Public Relations Office
April 11, 2002
Cedarville, Ohio—Cedarville University will present the courtroom drama Inherit the Wind April 25-27 and May 2-4 in the Stevens Student Center theater on the Cedarville campus. Performances begin at 8 p.m. each night with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 4.
Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Inherit the Wind is loosely based on the famous 1925 Scopes “Monkey Trial” in Dayton, Tenn. In a sweltering summer courtroom, famous lawyers Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan battled over whether John T. Scopes had violated Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in his classroom.
The play uses this “trial of the century” to raise issues about evolution, the dignity of the human mind, and the authority of God’s Word—issues which are still on trial in the public arena today. This is a fast-paced and intense drama that combines gospel music, courtroom drama, and powerful emotions. It is recommended for older children and all adults.
The play is directed by Dr. David Robey, professor of communication arts and director of theatre. Tickets are $11 for adults and $7 for students; there is a $1 discount if paying by cash or check. Call 937-766-4491 for more information.