Inherit the Wind

Spring 2012

Inherit the Wind tells the story of the small southern town of Hilsboro as it's rocked by controversy when school teacher Bertram Cates teaches evolution instead of creation. Jerome Lawrence's play shows that change is never easy, and that has never been more clear than when lawyer Henry Drummond comes to the defense of Mr. Cates. Famous two-time presidential candidate Matthew Harrison Brady takes up the case in favor of the opposition, sending the case spiraling into nationwide attention. While the two great forces meet in the courtroom, the fight for change sparks wild controversy. Are some ideas untouchable, or must we question the validity of the concepts we view as most basic? What is the true meaning of change? These difficult questions bubble to the surface of not only Hilsboro, but all cases to come.