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9 Star Starred
Erickson Theatre Off Broadway
Seattle Central Community College 1524 Harvard Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
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Parking on the hill can be a pain. The Seattle Central Community College Garage is less than a block from the theatre and it's open to the public in the evening.
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The theatre has a small bar. Numerous restaurants and bars in the area.
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7 stars
attended Sep 23 2011

well done and thought-provoking. Worthy of a nice evening out.

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Website

http://www.strawshop.org

Description

“If today you can take a thing like evolution and make it a crime to teach it in the public school, tomorrow you can ban books and the newspapers. If you can do one you can do the other. Ignorance and fanaticism is ever busy and needs feeding. Always it is feeding and gloating for more.”—Clarence Darrow.

Most of what Americans know about the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, they learned from Inherit the Wind — either the stage play or the film — written thirty years after the case.  Speaking as much to the dangers of McCarthyism as to the debate over evolution, Jerome Lawrence and R. E. Lee escalated the politics of science and religion that fuel American elections today.

Strawberry Theatre Workshop invites Seattle audiences to examine the original “Trial of the Century” again in September 2011, with a unique eight-person cast version of the play designed to focus the chaos.

Todd Jefferson Moore plays Matthew Harrison Brady, the three-time Presidential candidate and celebrity prosecutor (based on William Jennings Bryan).  Reginald Andre Jackson plays Henry Drummond, the Chicago attorney (based on Darrow) summoned to Tennessee by the ACLU to make the case for intellectual freedom.

Directed by Greg Carter (The Laramie Project), the rest of the ensemble swirl around the courtroom as the mob-like citizens of Hillsboro, Tennessee.  The agitators include Patrick Lennon, Emily Chisholm, Nick Garrison, and Rob Burgess.

About the Ticket Supplier: Strawberry Theatre Workshop

Strawberry Theatre Workshop is committed to the idea that the theatre is the people's place of aspiration, and that any voice from the stage is translated exponentially into conversations at coffee shops, bus stops, classrooms, and play fields.