Thought-Provoking, Timely

Theatre: ‘Inherit the Wind’
Farrell Reynolds and Monte Stone in “Inherit the Wind.” Photo by Andy Weintraub

Toward the end of “Inherit the Wind,” the classic fictionalized account of the famous 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, lawyer Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow) and newspaperman E.K. Hornbeck (based on H.L. Mencken) have an argument about Matthew Harrison Brady (aka William Jennings Bryan), the bombastic prosecutor who has just died offstage.

“There was much greatness in this man,” Drummond says in praise of his erstwhile courtroom foe.

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