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