BTC 2023 Season

This show will include non-traditional and gender-neutral casting for many prominent roles.  All are invited and encouraged to audition. 

​All performances, auditions, and rehearsals take place at
The Theater at Drew United Methodist Church 28 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, NY 10512
unless otherwise noted.

Inherit The Wind

By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Directed by

Bob Dumont


December 12


December 29


Email for an Audition Slot

Show Dates

Feb 24, 25 March  3, 4, 10, 11, 12

​​Based on the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, "Inherit The Wind" is a classic piece of theater with themes that are timeless. In the authors' words, "The directions are set as "Not too long ago. It might have been yesterday.  It could be tomorrow."

A young teacher (Bert Cates) is arrested for teaching evolution to his high school class which commences the trial of the century. The intense courtroom drama is led by two high-profile attorneys - Matthew Harrison Brady, a three-time Presidential candidate, and Henry Drummond, a prominent litigator. 

The cast is large and includes many characters and townspeople that are jurists, spectators, hawkers, and reporters.  There are many prominent and featured roles for both men and women.

Audition with a two-minute dramatic monologue with no hand held notes.  To be considered, you must be available for an overwhelming number of rehearsals and for every tech week rehearsal. Tech week is Feb 16-23.​​


Bertram Cates

A science teacher and the defendant in the trial. A soft-spoken and humble man, Cates has been arrested for teaching his students the theory of evolution from a biology textbook. 

Matthew Harrison Brady

A national political figure and a three-time loser in presidential campaigns who arrives in Hillsboro to lead the prosecution in Cates’s trial. 

Henry Drummond

A famous lawyer from Chicago whom the Baltimore Herald sends to defend Cates. 

E. K. Hornbeck
A cynical, wisecracking journalist and critic who speaks in colorful phrases. Hornbeck travels to Hillsboro to cover the trial for the Baltimore Herald. 

Rev. Jeremiah Brown
The figure of religious authority in Hillsboro.

Rachel Brown
The daughter of Reverend Brown. Rachel teaches the second grade at the school where Cates also taught. Rachel is a close friend of Cates, and their relationship has a romantic element. 

The Judge
The judge presiding over Cates’s trial. 

The bailiff at the Hillsboro courthouse. Meeker lets Cates in and out of his jail cell and jokes that Cates is a threat to the community.

Mrs. Brady
Matthew Harrison Brady’s wife. Mrs. Brady monitors her husband's health.

Melinda Loomis
A young girl.

Howard Blair
A young student in Cates’s science class. 

Mrs. Krebs
An outspoken Hillsboro woman. 

Mr. Bannister
A member of the jury. Bannister has read neither Darwin nor the Bible because he is illiterate.

 Elijah sells Bibles to the townspeople and preaches his beliefs to the crowd.

The mayor of Hillsboro. 

Tom Davenport
The local district attorney. Davenport assists Brady during the trial.

Numerous and prominent roles for towns people, jurists and reporters. 

​All auditions are at Drew Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, NY 10512​

To audition for any show, please send an email to with the name of the show in the subject. Include your full contact information.