Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Aquila Theatre

Book Burning(1) One of the most revered novels of the 20th century, Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury’s dystopian tale of a bleak future where literature and knowledge are on the edge of extinction.

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 by Bradbury and became a major motion picture in 1966, directed by legendary filmmaker Francois Truffaut.

Skilled at creating innovative and modern productions of great literary works, the Aquila Theatre brings new life to Ray Bradbury’s visionary parable of a society gone awry. The New Yorker describes Aquila’s productions as “The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging.”

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