Script In Hand: Inherit the Wind
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
In the third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre present Law & Literature, a collection of the most memorable legal dramas ever written.
The drama Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee is scheduled for Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
In the play, attorney Henry Drummond faces off against fundamentalist leader Matthew Harrison Brady in a small Tennessee town where a teacher is brought to trial for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The controversial subject of evolution versus creationism makes for an explosive battle of beliefs.
The series is sponsored by The Friends of the Kansas City Public Library with additional funding provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.
Other plays in the series include Crimes of the Heart (February 1) and The Night of January 16 (March 1) at the Central Library, Chicago (May 3) at the Plaza Branch, and Antigone (June 7) at the Central Library. All performances are on the first Sunday of the month and begin at 2 p.m.
Admission to all performances is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.