Inherit The Wind

October 2013

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

In the 1920s, Tennessee schoolteacher Bertram Cates (Dick York) is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Drawing intense national attention in the media with writer E. K. Hornbeck (Gene Kelly) reporting, two of the nation’s leading lawyers go head to head: Matthew Harrison Brady (Fredric March) for the prosecution, and Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy) for the defense.


Howard – Tyler Barnes
Melinda Loomis – Hope Earley
Rachel Brown – Liz Russell
Mr. Meeker – Al Ross
Bertram Cates – Austin Arlington
Mayor Goodfellow – Keith Arlington
Mrs. Krebs – Marguerite Fulton-Newton
Rev. Jeremiah Brown – Bill Lee
Bill Dunlap – Joe Ridgway
George Sillers – Phil Brady
Mrs. Loomis – Lesley Heisler
Grace Loomis – Amelia Heisler
Elijah – Stephen J.Brownell
E.K. Hornbeck – Edward Mastin
Matthew Harrison Brady – Joe Pierce
Photographer – John Krenrich
Harry Y. Esterbrook – Christopher Best
Mrs. Sarah Brady – Dorothy Lennon
Tom Davenport – Robert D. Miller
Henry Drummond – Tom Minion
Judge Merle Raulston – Bob Lamson
Director – Sharee Lemos