Scopes Festival At Dayton Canceled For This Year

Friday, July 6, 2012

Organizers of the 2012 Scopes Festival said that due to some unforeseen circumstances, the Scopes Festival Committee has made the decision to cancel the festival for this year.

Organizers said, "We appreciate the efforts by those who have been working hard to prepare for a festival that would be both entertaining and educational and regret that we will not be able to produce the festival this year.

"We are planning to present the Scopes Festival again in 2013 (July 19-20) and at that time premiere the new play, “Front Page News,” which tells the story of the 1925 Scopes Evolution Trial.


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