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Inherit the Wind

  • Opened March 6th
  • Directed by Jonathan Wierzbicki

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inherit_the_wind The Chatham Community Players (CCP) presented Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's INHERIT THE WIND in March of 2009. In the blistering hot summer of 1925, a tiny courtroom in a small town named Hillsboro captured the attention of the world. The issue? A state law that forbids the teaching of evolution, and a local teacher’s violation of that law. His trial was a Roman circus, the chief gladiators being the two legal giants of the century. At stake was the freedom of every American. Based on the famous Scopes “Monkey” trial, INHERIT THE WIND stands as one of the most moving and meaningful plays in American theatrical history. Entertaining and challenging audiences for over fifty years, it is a narrative of a nation and its people, as they struggle to come to grips with the forces of change.

inherit_the_wind The cast includes: Hank Barre as Brady, Mary Jane Walsh as Mrs. Brady, Michael King as Drummond, Christine Laydon as Rachel, Anthony Younes as Cates, Jason Lewis as the Judge, Paul Zeller as Hornbeck, Howard Fischer as Reverend Brown, James Broderick as the Mayor, Noah Verzani as Howard, Julia Wierzbicki as Melinda, Mark Alcaro as Davenport, Brian Herrle as Meeker, Tom Hodge as Elijah/Bannister/Radio, Todd Shumpert as Mr. Goodfellow/Dunlap, John McDonough as Corkin/Sillers, Ascenza Montalbano as Mrs. Blair, Christina Kirk as Mrs. McClain and Kathy Mierisch as Mrs. Krebs.

inherit_the_wind Jonathan Wierzbicki directs the play. Jonathan is making his directorial debut with Chatham Players. He studied theatre at the University of Scranton and has acted in, directed, and written productions for regional and community theatre for over 25 years. His directing credits include Rhinoceros, Side Man, Of Mice and Men, Small Craft Warnings, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Bald Soprano, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, Not About Nightingales, The Nerd, The Boys Next Door, Squabbles, The Root of Chaos, Brighton Beach Memoirs and Death of a Salesman. He is a board member of Villagers Theatre, and is the Executive Producer of their Black Box Series. He is also a co-founder of Ledge Theatre Company.

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inherit_the_wind Performance dates were March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8PM and March 15 at 3PM. All performances were at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets were $20 for adults and $18 for youth/senior.