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A scene from "Inherit the Wind" at Center
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A scene from "Inherit the Wind" at Center Stage, Southampton, opening Oct. 11, 2012.(Credit: Tom Kochie)

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'Inherit the Wind' show

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.