NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND SHAKESPEARE THEATER PRESENT “INHERIT THE WIND”
INHERIT THE WIND
By Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee
Directed by Alan Paul
Monday, March 2, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Auditorium
Enter at 2100 C St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
Metro: Foggy Bottom
Tickets: This free event is general seating and requires reservations.
Please call the Shakespeare Theatre Company box office
at 202-547-1122 for reservations. A photo ID is required.
Inspired by the Scopes “Monkey Trial” of 1925, “Inherit the Wind” tells
the story of Bertram Cates, a young science teacher put on trial for
teaching his sophomore class about Darwin’s The Origin of Species. More
than a simple courtroom drama or a debate about evolutionism vs.
creationism, “Inherit the Wind” is a meditation on freedom of speech, a
right that forms the cornerstone of what it means to be an American. Join
Shakespeare Theatre Company Resident Assistant Director Alan Paul for a
free semi-staged reading featuring members of the Washington theatrical
community in the play’s many colorful roles. Audience members are strongly
encouraged to use the metro to Foggy Bottom as street parking is limited.