Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" performed by Aquila Theater of New York.
- February 25, 2014
- 7:30 PM — 8:30 PM
- Heritage Centeer: John and Alice Butler Hall
- Farber Box Office - 563-585-SHOW or
Come by the box office Monday thru Friday 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm or 90 minutes prior to show.
Pre-show lecture begins at 6:30 pm.
One of the most revered novels of the 20th century, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's riveting tale of society where literature and knowledge are on the edge of extinction. The story has been debated for decades- issues of censorship, the effects of technology on society and literature, and the means by which knowledge is gained-continue to be very real concerns today. The main character, Guy Montag, is a fireman with the frightful, but routine, job of starting fires to destroy books and the houses that contain them. When his eccentric, young neighbor, Clarisse, forces Guy to confront the emptiness of his life, he begins to question his job and the oppressive society he lives in. Written in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 has achieved the rare distinction of being both a literary classic and a perennial bestseller. It was adapted for the stage in 1966 and later for the screen. With its skill at creating innovative productions of great works of literature, the Aquila Theatre breathes new life into this visionary parable of culture gone awry. The New Yorker describes Aquila's productions as "classics made relevant with super acting and clever staging".