Bay Players

Community Theater for Over 60 Years

Current Show

Inherit the Wind

February 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 8:00pm

February 17 @ 3:00pm

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Current Show


Inherit the Wind

Directed by: Michael Pevzner and  Matthew Sherman 

Production dates  

February 15, 16, 22, 23 @ 8:00pm

February 17 @ 3:00pm

“Inherit the Wind,” by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee. Prize-winning courtroom drama based on the Scopes “monkey trial” of 1925 when a schoolteacher was put on trial for breaking a Tennessee law banning the teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Two giants of the legal realm, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan were brought in to argue the case. "Inherit the Wind" brilliantly dramatizes this courtroom clash of ideas and ideals: science vs literal biblical teachings on the origin of mankind.  It's a clash that continues today.


$15 Group Ticket Sales (all ages, 10 or more pre-paid tickets)

$18 Students/Seniors (65+ for Seniors/All Students with a school ID)

$20 General Admission

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Brady - Russell Snow 

Drummond - Paul McCarthy 

Hornbeck - Nat Budd 

Rev. Brown - Eric Joseph 

Bert Cates - Edward Fuller 

Rachel Brown - Megan Sullivan 

Mrs. Brady - Jean Cohen 

Davenport - Brian Cosgrove 

Judge - Joseph O'Connor 

Mayor - Ted Lillys 

Meeker - John Cooke 

Elijah - Russ Smith 

Mrs. Krebs - Stacey Shanahan

Corkin/Esterbrook - Nick Killian 

Mr. Bannister - Alex Pevzner 

Mrs. McLain - Karen Champney 

Mrs. Blair - Marie Miller 

Sillers - Stephen Doherty 

Reuters Reporter - Kellie Sullivan

Adult Ensemble 

Joan Paquette, Nicole Zanetti

Youth Ensemble 

Alyssa Budd, Iris Pevzner, Zoe Zanetti, Thalia Shanahan



Other Desert Cities

by Jon Robin Baitz 

Directed by Phil Markella.

Winner of Five Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Actress, and Best Featured Actress and 2012 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize For Drama. Production dates are May 10th, 11th, 18th at 8pm and a matinee the 19th at 3PM.

Audition Info

Auditions are Tuesday and Wednesday, February 26th and 27th at 7:00pm, at the First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St, Duxbury, Massachusetts.

Auditions are open and consist of cold reads from the script. Resume and headshots appreciated. 

Character Descriptions

All 5 roles (2 men and 3 woman) are open.


Lyman Wyeth: (Late 50’s to late 60’s): Kind and gentle patriarch. A Hollywood B actor with some celebrity and charm who turned that into political influence. He is conservative but with a sense of humor about himself and a deep love for his family. “He is sturdy in the way of old Californians of a particular type.”


Polly Wyeth: (Late 50’s to late 60’s) Lyman’s wife. Graceful and acerbic matriarch. She has been active for decades in the Republican Party. She is deeply devoted to the preservation of her social standing, her family and the health of her husband. “Elegant and forthright and whip-smart.”

Brooke Wyeth: (Mid 30’s to 40’s) Lyman and Polly’s adult daughter. She is a professional writer who has been living in New York after a mental breakdown. Her tortured relationship with her family has centered on her opposing Liberal political views. “An attractive and dry woman.”


Trip Wyeth: (Late 20’s to mid 30’s) Brooke’s brother. Witty and self-effacing. He is a TV producer for reality TV – in a family obsessed with his intellectual, older sister’s mental health. He assumes the role of second banana with grace. “A bright, funny man.”


Silda Grauman: (late 50’s to early 70’s) Polly’s sister. Creative, fragile, and funny. A former B movie writer, and the Bohemian, polar opposite of her sister. She is fresh out of rehab and repays the support of the conservative Wyeths by joining Brooke in some liberal needling of her parents. “A mess. No makeup, hair disheveled. She wears a muumuu and carries a pill case marked with the days of the week.” 

About Us


The Bay Players is a non-profit community theatre organization serving the South Shore Boston area since 1956. Centered in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the Bay Players holds open auditions and welcomes everyone to participate in the excitement of community theatre! Join us on stage, backstage or in the audience! Contact us if you would like to be added to the audition and/or show mailing list.   

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Phone: 781-269-9885

Bay Players Inc.

PO Box 1949

Duxbury, MA 02331

Our Theater Location

First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St, Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332, United States

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