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LYCEUM THEATER

149 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

INHERIT THE WIND

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.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
Extremely Moving & Engrossing,
Mar 31, 2007
reviewer: from New York
It has been a long time since I have felt myself totally involved in a play. This play brought me back to a place where I felt totally involved in the action. The performances by both Mr. Dennehy & Mr. Plummer were extraordinary. This is a play no one should miss. It is a timeless classic due to the topic of the play. I look foward to seeing it again before it closes
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
FAN OF THE THEATRE,
Apr 14, 2007
reviewer: from Glen Cove, New York
My wife and I saw the show Wednesday night April 11. We were fortunate enough to have seats in the on-stage gallery. As amatuer theatre actors and professional theatre buffs we were enthralled and completly taken in by the supurb perfomances of Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy. To see these icons up close was an honor and a thrill that we will never forget.

 

Inherit The wind is topical and extremely relevant in today's culture. The 'monkey trial' could have happened yesterday. We felt we were part of the cast and loved the perfomances of all the actors especially Mr. Plummer and Mr. Dennehy. Don't miss this exciting Broadway evening.
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Easily the best thing I've seen on stage,
Jun 15, 2007
reviewer: from Perry, GA USA
We arrived at the play half expecting the lead actors to play the opposite roles. However, Christopher Plummer's turn as Drummond was masterful.

 

This play should be required viewing for all... as most will find it inspiring and meaningful.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Lost in Time,
May 05, 2007
reviewer: from New York
As an English teacher I often used this play in class to demonstrate, among other things, the conflict that used to exist between closed minded creationists and science. That was in the late 60's when I thought that that had long since become non controversial. How wrong I was. The play is every bit as relevant today as it was in the 1950's, 60's and now the 21st century. Great performances by all. How wonderful to see those two great acting Titans battling it out on the stage.
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