June 24, 2019

Attleboro Community Theatre Presents Season Opener "Inherit the Wind"


Attleboro Community Theatre (ACT) is thrilled to open its 62nd Season with INHERIT THE WIND, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and directed by Kelli Tallman (Attleboro). A classic debate between fundamentalism vs. freedom of thought, church vs. state, creationism vs. evolution, INHERIT THE WIND takes place in 1925 in a small, bible belt town in Tennessee, where Bertram Cates is arrested for teaching Darwin’s Theory of Evolution in school, which at the time was against the law. The plot focuses on prosecutor, Matthew Brady, progressive defense attorney, Henry Drummond, and the journalist covering the trial, E.K. Hornbeck. INHERIT THE WIND is a stunning, passionate debate between two friends who couldn’t be further apart. The very talented cast includes:

Henry Drummond – Paul Nolette (Pawtucket, RI) - ACT Stage Debut
Matthew Harrison Brady – Paul Tourville (Cranston, RI) - ACT Stage Debut
Rachel Brown – Caitlyn Lively (Attleboro)
Judge – Mark Gallagher (Attleboro)
Bertram Cates – Bob Lively (Attleboro)
E.K. Hornbeck - Matthew Moos (Bourne)
Rev. Jeremiah Brown – Matthew Zawasky (Norton) - ACT Stage Debut
Howard – Connor Hanrahan (Attleboro)
Tom Davenport - Sean Cooper (Bridgewater) - ACT Stage Debut
Meeker – Bob Messier (Attleboro)
Mayor – Joe Livingston (Taunton)
Mrs. Brady – Ryan Foster (Attleboro)
Mr. Bannister/Mr. Goodfellow – Jay DiLisio (Attleboro) - ACT Stage Debut
Mrs. Krebs – Anne Faiella (Norton)
Melinda – Cadence Preston (Attleboro)
Sillers/Cooper/Corkin – Keith Duhamel (Franklin) - ACT Stage Debut
Dunlap/Bollinger/Platt – Gordon Smith (Norton) - ACT Stage Debut
Mrs. Blair/Mrs. Loomis – Linda Hernandez (N. Attleboro)
Timmy/Hawker/Vendor – Ryan DiLisio (Attleboro)
Elijah – Kevin Hernandez (N. Attleboro)
Mrs. McClain – Jeanne Smith (Norton)
Radio Man/Reporter – Mike St. Pierre (Pawtucket, RI) - ACT Stage Debut
Monkey Man – Jim Sulanowski (Cranston, RI)
Townsperson – Bethany Hernandez (N. Attleboro)

Performances will be held at the Ezekiel Bates Masonic Lodge, located at 71 North Main Street in Attleboro. Performance dates are October 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, and 21st. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8pm, and Sunday matinees will be at 2pm. Doors will open one hour prior to each performance. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 or $18 online via https://squareup.com/market/acttickets. Senior and student discounts apply at the door or online for $15. Please consider reserving seats in advance of each performance by calling (508) 226-8100 or emailing attleborocommunitytheatreACT@gmail.com.

ACT’s 62nd Season is generously supported by the Attleboro Cultural Council, the North Attleborough Cultural Council, the Mansfield Cultural Council, and the Attleboro Elks Lodge.


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