Inherit the Wind

Authors - Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee

Jerome Lawrence

Jerome Lawrence's father, Samuel Schwartz, owned a printing press. Jerome Lawrence attended Ohio State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1937. Jerome Lawrence worked for several small newspapers as a reporter and editor before moving into radio as a writer for CBS. The Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute is a research facility and archive was dedicated in Jerome Lawrence's and Robert E. Lee's honor at the Ohio State University in 1986.

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University. Robert E. Lee was a play writer and a screen writer. Lee's wife was a voice actress and his children Jonathan Barlow

Lee and Lucy Lee.


In courtroom of the summer of 1920 a group of men are in debate of a trial. In a little town called Hillsboro. The play begins in the front of the courthouse where a boy named Howard Blair is looking for worms. The men argue about different things but in the end all of America is at stake.

Scopes Monkey Trial

While the scopes trial was not entirely historically accurate, it is a good representation of the trial. Although the names have been changed all of the people are still who the were. The play does a really good job of showing how trial works and how the trial actually happened.