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Majestic Rep Announces Auditions for 
INHERIT THE WIND
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Troy Heard

AUDITION DATES
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.

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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.

KEY DATES
Rehearsals begin January 28.
Tech begins March 4.
Previews March 6-8.
Performances March 9 - April 2.

CASTING BREAKDOWN
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.