JAN 27 – FEB 19
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Peter Wolfe
Tennessee schoolteacher Bertram Cates is on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law prohibiting public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Drawing intense national attention in the media with writer E. K. Hornbeck reporting, two of the nation’s leading lawyers go head-to-head: Matthew Harrison Brady for the prosecution and Henry Drummond for the defense.
The dramatized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial which resulted in John T. Scopes’conviction for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law.