JAN 27 – FEB 19, 2023

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Directed by Peter Wolfe and Lorin Torbitt

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.

Inherit the Wind ran for 13 performances

CAST

EK Hornbeck …,,,,,,,,,,,,Tom Loeprich

Bertram Cates…………..Josh Chavez

Tom Davenport………….Malcolm Hoag

Matthew Brady…………..Michael Frenn

Mrs. Brady…………………Kathleen Mini

Henry Drummand……….David Zarka

Judge………………………..Robert Steel

Mayor………………………..Frank Mosbacher

Townspeople………………Kimberly Allen, Charlotte Loeprich, Jak Hall, Jan LePouvior, Lisa Bertram,                               Holly Salvestrin, 

Howard………………………Giuseppe Sticca

Jurors………………………..Paul Sobelman, John LePouvior

Reporter…………………….Diana Granger

Bailiff Meeker……………..Karen Wolfe

 

Defense Attorney Henry Drummond (David Zarka) and Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Brady (Michael Frenn) square off in the poignant courtroom drama “Inherit the Wind” running at Imagination Theater January 27 through February 19. Courtesy photo
Newspaper man E.K. Hornbeck (Tom Loeprich) searches for a relevant passage as Henry Drummond (David Zarka) defends his case in the poignant courtroom drama “Inherit the Wind” running at Imagination Theater January 27 through February 19. Courtesy photo
Townsfolk surround Reverend Brown (Paul Bott) in Imagination Theater’s production of “Inherit the Wind” running January 27 through February 19. Courtesy photo
Henry Drummond (David Zarka) questions Howard (Giuseppe Sticca) in Imagination Theater’s production of “Inherit the Wind” running January 27 through February 19. Courtesy photo
Matthew Brady (Michael Frenn) questions Rachel Brown (Katharine Rutherford) in Imagination Theater’s production of “Inherit the Wind” running January 27 through February 19. Courtesy photo
Local District Attorney, Tom Davenport (Malcolm Hoag) appeals to the Judge (Bob Steele) in Imagination Theater’s production of “Inherit the Wind” running January 27 through February 19. Courtesy photo
Defense Attorney Henry Drummond (David Zarka) weighs the “Holy Bible” against Charles Darwin’s “Origins of Man” in “Inherit the Wind” running at Imagination Theater January 27 through February 19. Courtesy photo

Stage Manager……………..Maureen Dodson

Set Design……………………Peter Wolfe

Scenic Painting……………..Karen Wolfe

Costumes…………………….Lisa Bertram

Lighting………………………..Scott Bertram