Monday, April 16, 2007

Broadway Revival Again Focuses Attention on Evolution

The debate over teaching of evolution in American schools is now the focus of Broadway as a revival of "Inherit the Wind" opened last Thursday. The play, a fictional re-enactment of the 1925 Scopes "monkey" trial, was first produced in 1955. It was written as a response to McCarthyism. Reuters says that reviews of the revival were generally positive.