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ACT Auditions for “Inherit the Wind”

Dec 22, 2014 02:00AM
Amelia Community Theatre will hold auditions for “Inherit the Wind” on January 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 209 Cedar Street. “Inherit the Wind”, considered one of the most outstanding dramas of modern times, is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes's conviction for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law. The characters of Matthew Harrison Brady, Henry Drummond, Bertram Cates and E. K. Hornbeck correspond to the historical figures of William Jennings Bryan, Clarence Darrow, Scopes, and H. L. Mencken, respectively.

The play's title comes from Proverbs 11:29, which in the King James Bible reads: “He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind, and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.” Performances will be held April 9 to 25 and the show features a cast of 30, including 21 men, six women, two boys, and one girl needed. Laura Swaim is the director. For more information visit www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or call (904) 261-6749.