A week and a half before "Inherit the Wind" opens at the Springer Opera House, director Ron Anderson knows that the debate between creationism vs. evolution will rage on.
The drama is about the "Scopes Monkey Trial" in 1925 Dayton, Tenn., where a young science teacher is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin's evolution theory.
"This is not a history lesson," Anderson said. "It's loosely based on the trial."
The timing of presenting the play is right, he said. It's the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his book, "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection."
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"Inherit the Wind can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23, Jan. 28-30, Feb. 4-6 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 31.
Tickets are $15-$35.