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DaVinci Players prepare to ‘Inherit the Wind’

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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:00 am

The classic courtroom drama “Inherit the Wind” will be performed April 29-May 15 by the daVinci Players of Studio Connections. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and directed by Tucsonan Robert Encila, the play has its genesis in the events of the famous Scopes Trial. One of the most outstanding dramas of our time, it draws the portrait of an explosive episode in American culture.

While not always historically accurate, it is based on a real-life case in 1925, when two great lawyers – Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan – argued the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

The strong ensemble is headed by Doug Mitchell as Henry Drummond (Darrow) and Jerry Wozniak as Matthew Harrison Brady (Bryan). The roles were played on film by Spencer Tracy and Frederic March, respectively.

It will be performed at St. Francis Theatre, 4625 E. River Road.

Tickets are $20 for first-row seating, $18 for general seating, and $15 for seniors, students

and military.

To reserve tickets, visit www.studioconnections.net or call 1-800-838-3006.

Studio Connections is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing excellence in visual and performing arts education, fostering leadership, empowerment, artistic expression, and peaceful community building.

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