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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

This production was great; the set was amazing, the cast was powerful. Our seats were in the second row which were too close for the multi-tiered set design. We were able to move further back at intermission and all was well.

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 17 2011

This was a very stirring recreation of Bradbury's blockbuster novel that I remember being so impressed with as a youth. The acting, the staging, and the directing are first class. Bradbury's prescience back in the 50s is truly amazing....note...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

Long and tedious at times, otherwise true to the book and movie.

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Website

http://www.roundhousetheatre.org/performance/fahrenheit-451/

Description

Fahrenheit 451

By Ray Bradbury, based on his novel

Directed by Sharon Ott*

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Bradbury’s masterpiece about a future without books comes chillingly to life in an adaptation by the legendary author himself.

Firemen in this futuristic world burn books and hunt down anyone who risks reading them. Free-thought and intellectualism are discouraged, questioning authority is dangerous, and the masses are spoon-fed a diet of interactive reality shows on their huge TVs. Montag, a fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, befriends a young woman who dares to read. Suddenly a hunted fugitive, he must choose between safety and intellectual freedom.

Bradbury’s message still resonates today in this production utilizing cutting-edge special effects and projections.

Montag:  David Bonham

Beatty:  Jefferson A. Russell

Faber:  John Lescault

Holden:  Mark Hairston

Mildred:  Liz Mamana

Clarisse:  Aurora Heimbach

Mrs. Hudson: Jean Harrison

Helen:  Katie Atkinson

Alice: Rachel Holt

About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre

Round House is one of the leading professional theaters in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, producing a six-show season of modern classics, new plays and musicals for more than 40,000 patrons each year at our 400-seat theater in Bethesda. Round House has been nominated for 146 Helen Hayes Awards (including six in 2015) and has won 27 (including three in 2014). Its productions have won “Outstanding Resident Play” four times.

Round House’s educational programs serve more than 2,500 students of all ages at its six-classroom Education Center in Silver Spring and in schools throughout Montgomery County. Its many innovative education programs encompass Full Day Programs for Youth, including Summer Programs for K – 12; a Teen Performance Company, with classes and events for teens throughout the year culminating in The Sarah Metzger Memorial Play, the only play produced by a regional theater that is directed, acted and designed by high school students; School Outreach, including Intersections, Student Matinees, and Play It Forward, a program that allows Montgomery County high school students to attend Round House shows for free; and Classes for Adults & Youth.

Round House is a member of LORT (League of Resident Theatres) and LOWT (League of Washington Theatres). The theatre is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization with major support from Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council (an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts), and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.