'Inherit the Wind' show

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Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, authors of "Inherit the Wind," said their 1955 play -- dramatizing the Scopes "Monkey" trial three decades earlier -- was intended as commentary on the then-current "Commie" witch hunts fomented by Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

A scene from
(Credit: Tom Kochie)

A scene from "Inherit the Wind" at Center Stage, Southampton, opening Oct. 11, 2012.

Jack Seabury, front center, in a picketing scene
(Credit: Tom Kochie)

Jack Seabury, front center, in a picketing scene in "Inherit the Wind" at Center Stage, Southampton, through Oct. 28, 2012.

Daniel Becker, left, and Alan Stewart star in
(Credit: Tom Kochie)

Daniel Becker, left, and Alan Stewart star in "Inherit the Wind" at Center Stage, Southampton, opening Oct. 11, 2012.

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Daniel Becker, right, as Henry Drummond, confronts Alan
(Credit: Tom Kochie)

Daniel Becker, right, as Henry Drummond, confronts Alan Stewart, left, as Matthew Harrison Brady, with Stephan Sheck, second from left, and Richard Gardini in a scene from "Inherit the Wind," through Oct. 28, 2012, at Center Stage, Southampton.

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