We saw this one at the Lyceum Theater in New York in 2007. Two great actors (Plummer and Dennehy) do not make a great play. About the Scopes Trial, of course, this play was inert, dated, dull. Who can really make a case for creationism?
I think the critics agreed with us. Wish I had seen it after the review!
From the NYT.
"Still, for this play to be the crackling courtroom drama it was intended to be, we need to feel the force of Drummond’s opposition. And not one soul on the side of creationism in this revival, directed by Doug Hughes, has a flicker of Mr. Plummer’s fire. Sadly, that includes the estimable Mr. Dennehy, the two-time Tony winner who plays Drummond’s formidable adversary, Matthew Harrison Brady, a character inspired by the grandiloquent politician William Jennings Bryan.
This glaring imbalance means that “Wind” never musters much more velocity than that of a drugstore fan. Mr. Hughes, whose credits include the gripping Broadway productions of “Doubt” and “Frozen,” has made a stilted attempt to reconceive the play as a sort of Brechtian exercise."
I get to see Plummer again this summer at Stratford and saw Dennehy at Stratford last year in THE HOMECOMING.