Inherit the Wind

A preview of the straw hats the ladies get to wear.

A preview of the straw hats the ladies get to wear.

I’ve been shooting rehearsals of Inherit the Wind for the past couple of weeks.  For posterity. For social media advertising.  The show is being jointly produced by ACT (a community theatre) and Trinity United Church, Charlottetown PEI. This is ACT’s 50th production in its 19 years. And Trinity is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year.

The play is set in a town in the southern USA and is about the real “Scopes Monkey Trial” of  1925 which took place in Dayton Tennessee.

The pictures are more or less in order from the first act of  play.

Journalist Hornbeck chats with his predecessor (according to Darwin.)

Journalist Hornbeck chats with his predecessor (according to Darwin.)

A gathering of townsfolk to welcome the prosecutor, named Brady in the play.

A gathering of townsfolk to welcome the prosecutor, named Brady in the play.

A gathering of townsfolk to welcome the prosecutor, named Brady in the play.

A gathering of townsfolk to welcome the prosecutor, named Brady in the play.

A look at one of the costumes for the young ladies.

A look at one of the costumes for the young ladies.

The Mayor, Brady and the Reverend  have a formal picture taken.

The Mayor, Brady and the Reverend have a formal picture taken.

Hornbeck tries to put a damper on the proceedings, but doesn't.

Hornbeck tries to put a damper on the proceedings, but doesn’t.

Brady addresses the townsfolk, with his wife, whom he calls 'Mother' at his side.

Brady addresses the townsfolk, with his wife, whom he calls ‘Mother’ at his side.

Brady cajoles Rachel, the defendant (Cates)'s girlfriend to tell him about Cates' views.

Brady cajoles Rachel, the defendant (Cates)’s girlfriend to tell him about Cates’ views.

The Reverend goes into a rage and scares one of the young girls.

The Reverend goes into a rage and scares one of the young girls.

All photos shot with a Pentax 50mm prime lens on a crop sensor (equivalent to 75 mm) with a Gitzo tripod in available light. The light available was the church’s “stage” lighting. Aperture was f1.4, most shots at 1/60 second and ISO varies from shot to shot. Much use was made of Lightroom’s adjustment brush to tone down shiny bald heads and faces and some white shirts.

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