Inherit the Wind

Directed by James Cady

The Adobe Theater

9813 4 TH St. NW, 2 blocks north of Alameda

By appointment only

Saturday, Dec 3, 1:00-4:00

Sunday, Dec 4, 6:00-9:00

Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes' conviction for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee law. The play is recognized as one of the best courtroom dramas in American theatrical history.

Auditioners should prepare a 1-minute monologue.

For appointment time email Marcelle Cady or call 505-231-5874.

Performance dates: March 3-March 26. Rehearsals begin first week of January, 2023.




The roles of Henry Drummond and Matthew Brady have been cast.

  • Bertram Cates (mid-20s) science teacher and the defendant in the trial.

  • E. K. Hornbeck (30’s) A cynical, wisecracking journalist and critic who speaks in colorful phrases.

  • Rev. Jeremiah Brown (50s) The figure of religious authority.

  • The Judge (50s) The judge presiding over Cates’ trial.

  • Meeker (30s) The courthouse bailiff.

  • Howard Blair (13-14) A student in Cates’s science class.

  • John Stebbins (40s) The father of an eleven-year-old boy who drowned while swimming in a river.

  • Mr. Bannister (30s) A member of the jury. He is illiterate.

  • Elijah (60s) An illiterate mountain man, sells Bibles to the townspeople and preaches his beliefs to the crowd.

  • Mayor (50s) The mayor supports Brady.

  • Tom Davenport (30s) The local district attorney.

  • Harry Y. Esterbrook (30s) A radio host from WGN in Chicago.

  • Jesse H. Dunlap (30s) A farmer and cabinetmaker.

  • Sillers (30s) An employee at the local feed store and a member of the jury.


  • Rachel Brown: (20s) The daughter of Reverend Brown, second grade teacher.

  • Mrs. Krebs: (60s) Outspoken.

  • Mrs. Brady: (50s) Brady’s wife. Brady calls her “Mother.”

  • Ensemble (doubling roles) All ages for courtroom, reporters, photographers, singers at the prayer meeting, etc.