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Courtroom classic, new plays opening at Proctors

Matthew Harrison Brady, played by George Filieau, left, holds up The Bible, and Henry Drummond, played by Tracy Trimm, counters with a copy of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Man,” during a scene from the Classical Theater Guild production of “Inherit the Wind,” opening Friday at Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery. (Joe Bonilla)
Matthew Harrison Brady, played by George Filieau, left, holds up The Bible, and Henry Drummond, played by Tracy Trimm, counters with a copy of Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Man,” during a scene from the Classical Theater Guild production of “Inherit the Wind,” opening Friday at Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery. (Joe Bonilla)
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When Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan squared off in a Tennessee courtroom back in 1925, they probably never imagined their verbal confrontation would be repeated on stage in front of theater lovers nearly a century later. Since 1955, however, 30 years after two of America’s biggest personalities battled over evolution being taught in school, the story has continued to resonate with Americans both on stage and film. Friday night at Proctors’ Fenimore Gallery and ...


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