Fahrenheit 451: Ray Bradbury's Sci-Fi Masterpiece on Stage
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The last date listed for Fahrenheit 451 was Sunday October 9, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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Matters of faith and family, gender and culture are stirred together into a fiery-flavored stew in… More
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Featured review from John HaugeRed Velvet
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Engaging production, of which the highlight was the technology used to enhance the story. The acting was solid, with Faber the best. Except for the ending, and the people named for books, not much suspense as it is clear that the hero is going to rebel.
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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
By Ray Bradbury, based on his novel
Directed by Sharon Ott*
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.
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