“Tokens Show: Dayton” explores the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, with their variety show filmed on site of the trial in the Rhea County Courthouse. Features Professor Ed Larson, Pulitzer prize-winner for his book on the Scopes trial; Rachel Held Evans, native of Dayton and best-selling author of Evolving in Monkeytown; and special guests Buddy Greene, Odessa Settles, The Tokens Radio Players, The Most Outstanding Horeb Mountain Boys, and host, Professor Lee C. Camp. Produced by Tokens Show; distributed through NETA; and presented by Nashville Public Television.
The Nashville Scene recognized the Tokens Show as Nashville’s “Best Local Variety Show” which is a “grass-kicking shredfest” that is a “huge success,” with “genre-bending creativity.” The Tennessean calls it “one of a kind,” and a “virtuouso ensemble.” Prominent Nashville music critic Peter Cooper declared that Tokens “is amazing. It’s amazing that [Tokens] has integrated music, humor and scholarship into something so seamlessly entertaining.” Other reviewers have called Tokens “spectacular” and ”provocative.” And best selling author Shane Claiborne calls Tokens “dazzling. magical. better than CATS…creating beauty and mischief.” Read more about the Tokens Show