Literature comes to life

  • Science and religion face off in the “Inherit the Wind.” Courtesy

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Science goes to battle against religion in Inherit the Wind, performed at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse this weekend.

Each February, the community branch of the Winni Players produce a classic American play.

This year they will produce a fictionalized account of the Scopes Monkey Trial, written by Jerome Lawerence and Robert Edwin Lee.

In it, a young teacher, played by Rick Morten of Laconia, is accused of breaking the law by teaching Darwinism. In the play, lawyers Matthew Harrison Brady, played by Ken Chapman of North Woodstock, and Henry Drummond, played by Wil Robertson of Meredith, debate either side of the issue.

The show was directed by Thom Beaulieu, assisted by Chris Slater.

Performances will be Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Cost ranges from $11 to $20 depending on seat choice. Tickets can be reserved in advance at winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org and 279-0333.