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L.A. Theatre Works and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation present the Relativity Series: stories about science as a thoroughly human endeavor.
LISTEN FOR FREE: The Relativity Series: Ed Asner in The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial by Peter Goodchild.
The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial
By: Peter Goodchild
Directed by: Brendon Fox
Starring: Edward Asner, Bill Brochtrup, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Matthew Patrick Davis, John de Lancie, James Gleason, Harry Groener, Jerry Hardin, Geoffrey Lower, Marnie Mosiman, Kenneth Alan Williams
Release Date: November 15, 2022
The Scopes Trial, over the right to teach evolution in public schools, reaffirmed the importance of intellectual freedom as codified in the Bill of Rights. The trial, in a small-town Tennessee courtroom in 1925, set the stage for ongoing debates over the separation of Church and State in a democratic society – debates that continue to this day. Peter Goodchild used transcripts from the trial to create this intense docudrama.
The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.