Inherit the Wind

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through June 26 2016

Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee's drama Inherit the Wind is set up as a fictionalized retelling of the Scopes Monkey Trial, which saw teacher John T. Scopes convicted of teaching his class Darwin's theory of evolution in 1925. But the playwrights intended it to be viewed in a less-specific fashion, as a parable about intellectual freedom and its protected status under the Constitution. Clayton Community Theatre closes its current season with the court-room drama. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (June 10 to 26) at the Washington University South Campus Theatre (6501 Clayton Road; Tickets are $15 to $20.

Paul Friswold

Price: $15-$20