Majestic Rep Announces Auditions for
INHERIT THE WIND
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Troy Heard
Saturday, Nov. 19 - 9am - 12pm
Sunday, Nov. 20 - 5pm - 8pm
*Audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
*Reserve your slot by selecting a time block.
ABOUT THE SHOW
"Inherit the Wind" is a fictionalized account of the intense 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes' conviction for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law. The show is as terrifyingly relevant in 2023 as it was during its 1955 Broadway debut.
Rehearsals begin January 28.
Tech begins March 4.
Previews March 6-8.
Performances March 9 - April 2.
Note: We are looking for a diverse cast in regard to race and gender orientation.
MATTHEW HARRISON BRADY - A national political figure who ran for president three times, Brady comes to Hillsboro to lead the prosecution in Cates’s trial as a hero; he is a Christian fundamentalist.
HENRY DRUMMOND - A famous lawyer from Chicago whom the Baltimore Herald sends to defend Cates; Drummond is a believer of evolution, progress, and freedom of thought; he is a self-proclaimed atheist.
BERTRAM CATES - A young science teacher and the defendant in the trial; Cates has been arrested for teaching his students the theory of evolution, which is against the law in Hillsboro; he is a kind and soft-spoken man, and is secretly Rachel’s beau.
E.K.HORNBECK - A cynical and wisecracking journalist and critic; Hornbeck travels to Hillsboro to cover the trial for the Baltimore Herald; hates fundamentalism.
REV. JEREMIAH BROWN - The revered religious authority in Hillsboro, who preaches a creed based on the fear of God and the punishment of sinners, and sees religion only in black and white.
RACHEL BROWN - The daughter of Reverend Brown and Cates’ secret girlfriend, who teaches at the same school where Cates taught students; Rachel has grown up without a mother and in a home that fears God, leaving no room for any independent thought or questions.
THE JUDGE - A local judge who is subtly sympathetic to Rev. Brown's views.
HOWARD BLAIR - A 13-year-old high school student who was in Bertram Cates' class.
MELINDA LOOMIS - A 12-year-old girl who believes strongly in the Bible.
DAVENPORT - The local district attorney who prosecutes Bertram Cates.
THE MAYOR - The top elected official of Hillsboro who is openly supportive of the Rev. Brown but also deeply political and concerned about the economic future of their town.
VARIOUS TOWNSPEOPLE - All featured roles.
*A stipend is offered for the production.