Seattle-ites: Strawberry Theatre Workshop does Darwin

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Here’s a review: ‘Inherit the Wind’ airs current creationism debate

Last month Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a top candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, remarked, “Evolution is just a theory out there.” He also claimed Texas schools teach both evolution and creationism.

Perry was mistaken: In 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled public teaching of Bible-based creationism (or “intelligent design”) unconstitutional.

The creationism vs. evolution in schools debate has reared back into our national political dialogue, which may be reason enough to revive “Inherit the Wind,” a 1955 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.

We don’t see many revivals of this sturdy courtroom drama…

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1 thought on “Seattle-ites: Strawberry Theatre Workshop does Darwin

  1. “Inherit the Wind” was one of the seminal texts of my youth, helping me to iterate and crystallize why I had always rejected theism. I’m still quoting from it today.

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