The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes. The then-media spectacle would ultimately become the inspiration of the 1955 fictional play Inherit the Wind, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee. At the time, the play was a means to discuss the McCarthy hearings, and in 1960, Spencer Tracy and Gene Kelly starred in its motion picture debut. But you can check out all the drama first hand during Dallas Theater Center’s production of the still-timely play May 16 through June 18 at Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at attpac.org. Tuesday’s show starts at 7:30 p.m., with other performances at 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and weekend matinees at 2 p.m through June 18.
The question of how we all ended up on this big blue ball we call home, and how long we’ve been on it, is as old as time – however old you think time is, anyway. Creationism and evolution are certainly hot topics even today. But in 1925 when a public school teacher decided to spread the gospel of Charles Darwin instead of God, he broke the law, leading to The Scopes Trial, formally known as