By Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee The courtroom battle that shook the South. Tension between creationism and evolution come to a head in this riveting courtroom drama that has been hailed as an American classic. Inherit the Wind brings the controversial Scopes Monkey Trial to life as two lawyers battle during the hot summer of 1925 in Tennessee. Neither religion nor science are on trial at the core of this dynamic drama, but the very freedom to think independently and develop intellectual opinions. You won't want to miss the controversy when they fight to defend their deepest held beliefs.