A New Direction in Theatre

30 by Ninety Theatre

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Adolfo Rodriguez
Saturday October 20 at 1PM
Sunday October 21 at 12:00PM
Show Dates: January 12-27, 2019
Rehearsals scheduled to begin October 29

Email 30byNinetyAuditions@gmail.com to RSVP for audition or with any questions.

Sides for a cold reading will be provided at the audition.

Several roles that are perfect for those who do not have a lot of time or are just looking to get their feet wet in the theatre scene. (Essentially, any role that isn't: Brady, Drummond, Hornnbeck, Cates, Rachel, or Rev Brown is smaller in nature and won't require as much rehearsal time as the others listed.)


Matthew Harrison Brady (Lead): Male, 50-75
a national political figure who ran for president three times, Brady comes to Hillsboro to lead the prosecution in Cates’s trial as a hero; he is a Christian fundamentalist.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Henry Drummond (Lead): Male, Late 40s-60s
a famous lawyer from Chicago whom the Baltimore Herald sends to defend Cates; Drummond is a believer of evolution, progress, and freedom of thought; he is a self-proclaimed atheist.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Bertram Cates (Lead): Male, 20s-30s
a young science teacher and the defendant in the trial; Cates has been arrested for teaching his students the theory of evolution, which is against the law in Hillsboro; he is a kind and soft-spoken man and is secretly Rachel’s beau.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Rev. Jeremiah Brown (Lead): Male, 45-60
the revered religious authority in Hillsboro, who preaches a creed based on the fear of God and the punishment of sinners.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Rachel Brown (Lead): Female, 20s-30s
the daughter of Reverend Brown and Cates’ secret girlfriend, who teaches at the same school where Cates taught students; Rachel has grown up without a mother and in a home that fears God, leaving no room for any independent thought or questions.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

The Judge: Males & Females, 40-60
presiding over Cates’s trial; while the judge conducts the trial mostly impartially, his or her beliefs are strongly aligned with the rest of the town.

Meeker (Supporting): Male, 20s-50s
the bailiff at the Hillsboro courthouse; he is one of the few individuals who is friendly to Cates.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Mrs. Brady (Supporting): Female, 40s-60s
Matthew Harrison Brady’s wife; she is a sweet woman who acts as the polished wife of a politician.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Melinda Loomis: Female, 10-16
a high school-aged girl who believes in the Bible and fears the idea of evolution.

Howard Blair (Supporting): Male, 14-18
a student in Cates’s science class, who testifies at the trial; while he does not fully understand the concept of evolution, he is not at the trial to oppose Cates.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Mrs. Krebs (Supporting): Female, 40-50
an outspoken Hillsboro woman; on behalf of the Hillsboro Ladies’ Aid, Mrs. Krebs serves lunch to Brady on his arrival into town.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Bannister (Supporting): Males & Females, 20s-50s
a member of the jury; Bannister has read neither Darwin nor the Bible because s/he is illiterate.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Elijah (Supporting): Male, 20s-60s
a wild and illiterate mountain man who sells Bibles.
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Mayor (Supporting): Male 40s-70s
a slightly awkward individual who supports Brady.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Davenport (Supporting): Males & Females, 20s-50s
the local district attorney who assists Brady during the trial; can be played by a man or woman.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Esterbrook (Supporting): Males & Females, 20s-40s
a journalist from Chicago; Esterbrook broadcasts the announcement of the verdict and Cates’s sentencing 
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Jesse H. Dunlap (Supporting): Male, 25-60
a farmer and cabinetmaker; Dunlap stands as a potential juror, but Drummond dismisses him because of his enthusiastic support of Brady.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Sillers (Supporting): Male, 25-50
an employee at the local feed store and a member of the jury who focuses on working hard while his wife focuses on religion for the both of them.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

Storekeeper (Supporting): Males & Females, 40-70
professes not to have opinions about creation because they are not good for business; can be played by a man or woman.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities