Inherit the Wind

SYNOPSIS: 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.


Outer Critics Circle
1955 Outstanding Play Winner
Tony Award
1956 Actor in a Play Winner
1956 Direction (pre-1960) Nominee
1956 Featured Actor in a Play Winner
1956 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Winner