"You don't suppose this kind of thing is ever finished, do you?"

By Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, Directed by Jerry Sipp

September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm; Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 pm; Sundays, September 15, 22 and 29 at 3:30 pm, 2019  Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Raleigh

"The man who has everything figured out is probably a fool.”  

In a sleepy Bible Belt town a teacher is arrested for defying state law by teaching Darwin's Theory to his class. Matthew Harrison Brady, a Presidential contender, joins the prosecution against “Evil-ution,” prompting the Baltimore Herald to hire renowned attorney Henry Drummond for the defense. Based on the infamous Scopes “Monkey” Trial, an epic Clash of the Titans ensues in the true Trial of the Century.

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September 14 at 6:30 pm: "The Monkey Trial: A Legal Perspective" Professor Seth A. Blum, Esq., Founding Partner at Kurtz & Blum, Attorneys at Law

September 21 at 6:30 pm Panel Discussion: “Thoughtful Considerations on Science and Religion"The Reverend Dr. Jennifer Copeland, Executive Director, North Carolina Council of Churches, Jon Kolkin, MD, Doug Long, Minister, Umstead Park United Church of Christ, Moderator: Sara Thompson, JTP Dramaturg

September 28 at 6:30 pm "Survival of the Friendliest: Evolution and What it Means Today" Vanessa Woods, NYT Bestselling Author of The Genius of Dogs and Bonobo Handshake


Henry Drummond Byron Jennings

Matthew Harrison Brady Paul Wilson

E.K. Hornbeck Nan Stephenson

Mrs. Brady Lucinda Gainey

Judge Linda Carnes

Mayor Jim O'Brien

Bert Cates Michael Parker

Rachel Brown Jess Barbour

Rev. Jeremiah Brown Brook North

Meeker Randy Jordan

Melinda Nora Merksamer

Howard Sam Davis

Mrs. Krebs Debbie Litwak-Kring

Mr. Bannister/Ensemble TBD

Elijah Douglas Kapp

Tom Davenport Joey DeSena

Harry Y. Esterbrook/London Reporter Naveed Moeed

George Sillers/Ensemble Thom Haynes

Storekeeper/Ensemble Beth Somerville

Corkin/Workman/Ensemble TBD

Phil Cooper/Workman/Ensemble Tracy Davis

Bollinger/Ensemble Anthony Cooper

Mrs. Platt/Ensemble Sierra Smith

Jesse H. Dunlap/Hawker/Ensemble Danny Mullins

Mrs. McClain(Church Choir Director) Jennifer Daly

Mrs. Blair (Howard's mom) Michelle Merksamer

Timmy/Ensemble Benjamin Cashwell

Photographer/Ensemble Candice Hescock

Ensemble Kaiden Clark