STAGE DOOR PRODUCTIONS PARTNERS WITH RAPAHANNOCK LEGAL SERVICES
Legal theatre drama "Inherit the Wind" to be presented
Stage Door Productions is joining forces with Rapahannock Legal Services to present the courthouse drama "Inherit the Wind" on October 4 and 5 at 8:00 pm and October 6 at 2:00 pm at the Fredericksburg Circuit Courthouse. The theatre and legal worlds are collaborating on this very special project, a stage adaptation of the famous Scopes trial. In this production, law and history will turn active, and all net proceeds will benefit Rappahannock Legal Services and Stage Door Productions.
Inherit the Wind was written in the early 1950s by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and will be directed by Kimberly Kemp. Set in a rural Southern town, its events parallel the historic Scopes trial, and much of the script comes from court records of the real trial. The play tells the story of a science teacher on trial for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, and how his trial garners serious media attention and helps to change the religious and scientific landscape of 20th century America.
As a non-profit theatre company dedicated to serving Fredericksburg and the surrounding communities, Stage Door will have actors from both the theatre and legal worlds encouraging public discourse through the arts. Additional information can be found at stagedoorproductions.org.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Kimberly Kemp at 540-903-6096.
Contact: Kimberly Kemp
Cell Phone: 540-903-6096