Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2009 with funding from Selwyn House School http://www.archive.org/details/inheritwindOOselw SelHjn House Senior Pkfers Present bf Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Directed by: Dr. Dj ron Darker ABOUT THE PIAY ' "Early in 1925 the Tennessee legislature, dominated by Fimdamenlalists, passed a bill providing that it shall be unlawful for any teacher in any oj the universities, normals arui all other public schools of the State, which are supported in whole or in part by the public school funds of the State, to teach any theory that denies the story ojlhe Divine creation of man as taught in the Bible. ' This law had no sooner been placed upon the books than a little group ojmen in the sleepy town oJ Dayton, Tennessee, decided to put it to the test George Rappelyea, a mining engineer, was drinking lemon phosphates in Robinson's drug store with John Thomas Scopes, a likable young man of twenty-Jour who taught biology at the Central High School and two or three others. Rappelyea proposed that Scopes should allow himself to be caught redhanded in the act of teaching the theory of evolution to an innocent child, and Scopes — half serious, half in Joke — agreed. Their motives were apparently mixed: it was characteristic of the times that Rappelyea declared that their action would put Dayton on the map. At all events, the illegal deed was shortly perpetrated and Scopes was arrested. William Jennir^s Bryan forthwith volunteered his services to the prosecution: Rappelyea wired the Civil Liberties Union in New York and secured for Scopes the legal assistance of Clarence Darrow. Dudley Field Malone. and Arthur Garfield Hays: the trial was set for July 1925. and Dayton suddenly discovered thcU it was to be put on the map with a vengeance. In the eyes of the public, the trial was a battle between Fundamentalism on the one hand and twentieth-cerUury skepticism on the other. The champions of both causes were headliners. Bryan had been three times a candidate for the Presidency, had been Secretary of State, and was a famous orator: he was the perfect embodiment of old-fashioned American idealism— friendly, naive, provincial Darrow. a radical a friend of the under dog, an agnostic, had recently Jumped into the limelight of publicity through his defense of Leopold and Loeb (two notorious murderers of a child]. It was a strange trial Into the quiet town of Dayton flocked gaunt Tennessee farmers and their families in mule-drawn wagons and ramshackle Fords: quieU godly people in overall and ginghamand black ready to defend their faith against the foreigners," yet curious Abridged from Frederick Lewis Allen. Only Yesterday (New York: Bantam Books. 1959). pp. 142-45. to know what this new-fangled evolutionary theory might be. Reviualists of every sort flocked there, too, held their meetir^gs on the outskirts of the town under the light of flares, and tacked up signs on the trees about the courthouse— 'Read Your Bible Daily for One Week, ' and Be Sure Your Sins WiU Find You Out ' Yet the atmosphere of Dayton was not simply that of rural piety. Hot-dog vendors and lemonade vendors set up their stalls along the streets as if it were circus day. Booksellers hawked volumes on biology. Over a hundred newspaper men poured into the town. The Western Union instaUed twenty-two telegraph operators in a room off a grocery store. And meanwhile two million words were being telegraphed out of Dayton the trial was being broadcast by Chicago Tribune's station WGN, the Dreamland Circus at Coney Island offered "Zip" to the Scopes defense as a "missing link, " cable companies were reporting enormous increases in transatlantic cable calls, and news agencies in London were being besieged with requests for more copy from Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, and Japan Ballyhoo had come to Dayton The climax came on the afternoon of July 20, when on the spur of the moment Hays asked that the defense be permitted to put Bryan on the stand as an expert on the Bible, and Bryan consented So great was the crowd that afternoon that the Judge decided to move the court outdoors, to a platform built against the courthouse under the maple trees. Benches were set out before it The reporters sat on the benches, on the ground, anywhere, and scribbled their stories. On the outskirts of the seated crowd a throng stood in the hot sunlight which streamed down through trees. " Clearly, the central situation and many of the details In Inherit the Wirvi (1955) parallel those In the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. The playwrights. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, change the name of the town to Hlllboro. the names of the famous lawyers to Brady and Drummond. and the name of the defendant to Gates. They add the sub-plot (reminiscent of that of Romeo and Juliet) between Rachel Brown, her father, and Gates to develop the theme alluded to in the title. For the central scene in the play, however, the examination of Brady by Drummond. the playwrights draw most of the details from their historical model. We have taken the liberty of representing that the entire trial took place outside on the courthouse lawn, the Ai^gyle Street windows representing the outside of the courthouse and the right-hand lighting tower its clock tower. SYNOPSIS OF SCENES Time: July. 1925 Place: The Lawn West of the Courthouse Hillsboro, Tennessee ACT ONE Scene I: Hillsboro receives Matthew Harrison Brady and Henry Dmmmond. both nationally known lawyers, who will prosecute and defend, respectively, Bertram Gates, a biology teacher accused of teaching evolution In the classroom. Scene n: Brady and Drummond select the Jury. ACT TWO Scene I: The Reverend Jeremiah Brown delivers a sermon. INTERMISSION Scene U: The Prosecution presents Its case, then the Defence. ACT THREE The Jury renders its verdict. CASTUST In Order of Appearance Melinda Howard Blair Rachel Brown Mr. Meeker Bertram Gates Storekeeper Mrs. Krebs Rev. Jeremiah Brown Mr. Corkin Mr. Bollinger Mr. Cooper Mr. Piatt Hot Dog Man Mrs. Blair Elijah E. K. Hombeck Tlmmy Mayor Matthew Harrison Brady Mrs. Brady Photographer Mr. Bannister Mr. Davenport Henry Drummond Judge Dunlap Mr. Sillers First Workman Second Workman neuter's Man Womzin (in the sermon) Man (in the sermon) Harry Esterbrook (Radio Man) Francesca Caruana Tom Watt Annmarle Ruel Jamie Seguin Joseph Ayas Muneesh Jha Erin Riggs Josef Szep Chris Moffatt Franco S£in Gregorio Tom Fletcher Joe Flanders Henri Guay Allison Gibbs James Oliver Eric Pedicelll Ivan Neilson Yan Besner Antony Blalkle Kathy Asimovic Ekiward Kubow Tim Martoni Gandar Chakravarty David WllUams Jesse Ikeman Raymond Ayas Tal Pinch evsky Jeremy Adler Mark Arguilles Chris Aranda Hilary McGown Henri Guay Paul Deiy-Goldbei^ EXTRAS Townspeople and Jurors Jeremy Adler. Annie Bouhairle. Eugenlo Burnier. Morgan Lackman, Gabrlella Loii. John MacDonald. Carol Manning. David McKlnnon, Charles McLean, Anna Nellson, Ivein Nellson, David Novak, Amitabh Saxena. Rlc Sen, Mark Spellman, Lara Sterling. Constantlne Vassillou Scientists: Witnesses for the Defense Marc Belanger ('94), Mallar Chakravarty ('94), Prosanto Chaudhury ('91), David Cude. David Drury ('94), Virginia Ferguson, Chris Gayton ('94), David Haber ('94), Andrew Lord ('94), Brad Moffat. Brenda Montgomery, Tom Pitfleld ('93), Shaun Rosengarten ('94). Marc Schaffer ('94). Steve Schelling ('90), Mary Ellen Vlau ON OUCJH MeHMEMMS Evai/noN TO KUMOw&Ml 90 TMS NGP( nC COUKT MU. nMOUSH t»C Me& OA MGRC n«Y aCAUP M NEMAA(, MEM JEKSCY M /fl2, A6 dccawHifo temmnt mfmtffj Mpcmepmoff 3 euiavtMdMo PRODUCTION CREW Director Technical Producer Production Supervisor Set Design Casting Stage Manager Runners Layout Design for Street Scene Descent of Man Painting Detail Finish on Street Scene Detail Painting Set Construction. Lighting Installation and Painting Publicity & Ticket Sales Ticket and Cover Design Costumes ^operties Byron Marker Marc Krushelnyski Virginia Ferguson Byron Marker. Marc Krushelnyski Byron Marker Adam Glnter Jeremy Adler. Chris Aranda Sara Colby Brian Fanning Brian Fanning Scott Bailey. Graham Colby. Thomas Lin. Kyle-Sebastian Pilot. Joseph Szep. Tri Vinh Van. Tom Watt Marc Krushelnyski Antony Blaikie. Jim Cousins. Gandar Chakravarty. Will Cobbett. Stephen Fish. Allison Glbbs. Byron Marker. Jesse Ikeman. Tom Johnson ("94). Christine Krushelnyski. Mike Lord. Milary McGown. Chris Moffatt. David Novak. Eric Pedicelll, Erin Rlggs. Franco San Gregorio. Jamie Seguin. Slmplicio Urgel. David Williams Kathi Biggs Eric Goldwarg, Joel Lowsky. Brenda Montgomery. Andre Nguyen. Rob Rutledge. Brandon Sant. Alan Sarhan. Ben Sharp Scott Bailey Mary Ellen Viau Virginia Ferguson. The Cast. Mrs. Rumpf. Gabrielle Pilot. Judge Gold Virginia Ferguson. Mary Ellen Viau. Chris Fordyce, Taylor Lloyd PRQDUCnON CREW am'd Vtdco Filming Supervisor and Editor Live and Pre-Fllmed Video Cameraman Back-Projection Switcher Green Room Feed Video Memorial Video Lights Spotlight Library Research Script Editing Sound Make Up Marc Morgenstem Stephen Fish Alex Grasslno Tri Vlnh Van Roger Nlncherl Mike Lord. Hugo Blomfleld, Will Cobbett Thomas Linn Virginia Ferguson Byron Marker Kyle-Sebastian Pilot. Gene Kruger Virginia Ferguson Kate Angell. Carla Burke. Mary Guay, Gayle Jewer. Natalie La Croix. Christine Krushelnyskl. Susan Lord. Irene Lunt. Dorothy Martin. Cellna Masoud. Brenda Montgomery, Pat Patterson. Ellen Plnchuk. Najwa Sallmon. Deborah Schatla. Mary Ellen Vlau, Lorayne Winn Line Coaches Programme Programme Layout Programme Duplication and Assembly Refreshment Stand Hot Dog Vendor Cotton Candy Vendor Kathi Biggs. Virginia Ferguson. Mary Ellen Vlau. Pat Shannon. Andrew Webster Byron Harker James F. McMillan Christine Krushelnyskl Kathi Biggs David Novak. Rob Fargnoll. Andrew Lassner. Mark Mulroney. Adrian Schauer. Matthew Slngerman. Stuart Szabo Henri Guay Noah Bloom PRODUCTION CREW am'd Assembly of Staging Platforms Placards 'Read Your Bible" Banners Dther Portable Signs Backstage Monitors On Stage Food ^monade Cooler Marc Krushelnyskl Jeremy Adler. Mark Arguilles. Joseph Ayas. Antony Blaikie. Noah Bloom. Francesca Cciruana. Will Cobbett. Graham Colby. Paul Dery-Goldberg. Joe Flanders. Tom Fletcher. Chris Fordyce. Adam Ginter. Paul Gomez. Alex Grassino. Byron Harker, Jesse Ikeman. Muneesh Jha. Morgan Lackman, Thomas Lin. Mike Lord. Tim Martoni, Charles McLeem. Chris Moffatt. Eric Pedicelli. Tal Pinchevsky. Rob Rutledge. Franco San Gregorio. Amitabh Saxena, Alan Sarhan. Jamie Seguin. Stuart Szabo. Josef Szep. Tri Vinh Van. Constantine Vassiliou. Tom Watt Mary Ellen Viau's Grade 4 Class Ellen Pinchuk and Mary Ellen Viau Sara Colby and Mary Ellen Viau Rob Wearing. Andrew Webster. Peter Govan Mai Lloyd. Shirley Martoni. Mary Guay McDonald's CREDITS Black and White Snippets from Stanley Kramer's film Inherit the Wind (United Artists), starring Spencer Tracy as Drummond. Fredrlc March as Brady, and Gene Kelly as Hornbeck. Live O. J. Coverage Tips from CNN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Love and gratitude to Virginia Ferguson, who has done everything in her power to help the director to get this blimp off the ground. Besides performing at her own initiative Innumerable hands-on tasks, Virginia has drummed up support and help from the wider School community and buoyed up the director's occasionally sagging spirits. Virginia will not be able to help us next year because she will be teaching a night course in children's literature at the School of Library Science at McGill. Good luck. Virginia, in this new departure, and thanks for your continuing and amazingly generous help and love. tmnyitCfxBtnK xcMmc ^ (woumoN CUumMMVOMW omimcm, I Special thanks, hugs and kisses also to the director's other distaff supporters and tireless helpers: Kathl Biggs. Mary Ellen Vlau. and Brenda Montgomery. Gratitude to Mark Morgenstem forgiving up his life and skills to us during the final boarding stages and first flights. We much appreciate his friendship and his expertise in filming and teaching others to film on video. Thanks and warm greetings from SHS to Brian Fanning, a personal friend to the Krushelnyskl's. for his impressive artwork and his expert advice. SPECIAL GREETINGS and thanks to all my Old Boys who agreed at Virginia's invitation to appear as extras!!! Thanks to Debbie Dragone and Jim Leonldis for helping us with MONEY and for supporting us with their enthusiastic interest. Tlianks to Sara Colby for helping us with art work — at the last minute, as usual. Thanks to Allison Glbbs. Erin Rlggs. and Hilary McGown for their exemplary constancy in attending rehearsals and set-building sessions. Thanks to the Phys. Ed. guys, especially Pete Govcm and Steve Mitchell, for giving up to us their space and their guys. Tlianks and long-term service awards to Monty Krlndle and to Roger Nincheri. Thanks to Simplicio Urgel and Jim Cousins for their continuing interest and support. Thanks and love to Marc Krushelnyski for yet again giving up his March break (and the two weeks after it ) to attend to yet another Senior Play. Thanks to Christine Krushelnyski for many favours, including making arrangements for the hot dog stand and the cotton candy machine.