MARQUEE VALUE: Inherit the Wind at the Lyceum

Marquee Value   MARQUEE VALUE: Inherit the Wind at the Lyceum
 
Production: Inherit the Wind, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, directed by Doug Hughes, starring Brian Dennehy, Christopher Plummer, Byron Jennings and Denis O'Hare.
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Previews: March 19, 2007

Opening: April 12, 2007

Closing: July 8, 2007

Venue: The Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street, New York, NY

This courtroom drama is based on the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial," in which a Tennessee teacher was charged with teaching that man evolved from apes, instead of state-mandated Creationism. The drama contains a powerful confrontation between a character based on William Jennings Bryan, who believes only what he reads in the Bible, and another based on Clarence Darrow, who defends science and open intellectual inquiry.

photos by David Gewirtzman
 

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