Inherit the Wind
A fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial, a famous 1925 courtroom battle between evolution and religion.
When: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, 8 p.m.
Where: Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara
Cost: $17 - $24
Age limit: Not available
February 11 through 27
Presented by Dijo productions and virtual theatre productions; directed by Ed Giron.
Inherit the Wind is the fictionalized account of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, a battle between evolution and religion which in real life was waged between former American presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan and famed 20th century attorney Clarence Darrow.
DIJO Productions Executive Director Jerry Oshinsky says, “This is a play that has everything. It is a gripping courtroom drama; there is a love story, and many vibrant characters in addition to the characters representing the real-life Bryan and Darrow. The fact this is all based on true events makes it even more alive and real.”
Giron has recently directed Santa Barbara productions of The Persians, western civilization’s oldest surviving play, in which he was happy to have the input from the National Theatre’s adapter Ellen McLaughlin and music composer Michael Roth; Ives Lives, a series of absurdist one-act comedies by David Ives; and Spoon River Anthology. He has also appeared as Jackson Pollock in Fifteen Rounds with Jackson Pollock and J. Robert Oppenheimer in Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer. He is staging this production of Inherit the Wind in the round.
For more information, visit http://dijoproductions.org/
TIMES: Feb. 11 (Preview), 12 (Opening), and 13 at 8:00 P.M., Feb. 14 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Feb. 19 at 8:00 P.M., Feb. 20 and 21 at 2:0and 8:00 P.M.
TIMES: Feb. 25 and 26 at 8:00 P.M., Feb. 27 at 2:00 and 8:00 P.M.
TICKETS: $24 general, $17 students and seniors, $18 preview Feb. 11.
TICKETS: Discount rates available for groups of 10-25 and 26 or more.
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Event posted Feb. 2, 2010
Last updated Feb. 2, 2010