The Village Players of Birmingham opens the classic, Inherit the Wind, Friday, March 14.The show, a fictionalized version of the famous Scopes Trial, explores the clash over the teaching of evolution versus creationism. In 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, schoolteacher John T. Scopes was on trial for teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The press dubbed it the Scopes “Monkey Trial.” The trial, which drew national attention, pitted prosecutor and former Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan against defense attorney, Clarence Darrow.
The show runs through Sunday, March 23. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $17 and are available online at birminghamvillageplayers.com or by calling the VP box office at (248) 644-2075