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SCOPES
 
June 15, 16, 17, 18, 2017
IATI Theater

 

By Spencer Snyder

Libretto by George Gaffney

 

OVERVIEW

 

WORLD PREMIERE. In 1925 a school teacher named John Scopes was sued by the state of Tennessee for the crime of teaching evolution. The trial drew intense national publicity, as national reporters flocked to Dayton to cover the big-name lawyers who had agreed to represent each side. William Jennings Bryan, three-time presidential candidate, argued for the prosecution, while Clarence Darrow, the famed defense attorney, spoke for Scopes. Witness a reimagining of this epic showdown.

 

 

CAST

 

Conductor, Dean Buck

William Jennings Bryan, Joshua Miller

Clarence Darrow, Sean Patrick Jernigan

Judge T. Raulston, Daniel Klein

H. L. Menken, Melanie Leinbach

 

 

ORCHESTRA

 

Flute, Lish Lindsey

Clarinet, Jarrett Hoffman

Violin, Deborah Nixon

Cello, Maureen Kelly

Piano, Sarah A. Dutcher

 

 

PRODUCTION

 

Director, Victoria Venson

Lighting design, Jenn Burnhardt

Lighting assistant, Kristina Malinauskaite

Set design, Dolly Reyes

Set assistant, Jenine Flexner

 

 

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PHOTOS BY WHITNEY GEORGE

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