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Round House Theatre - Bethesda
4545 East-West Highway Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100
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The weather was beautiful. I wore normal clothes, and I was freezing. Seriously, bring a heavy coat and an extra pair of socks. It was probably 55-60 degrees in the theater..
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Two parking garages half block away on Waverly - free on weekends.
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"Fahrenheit 451"
30 ratings
3.7 average rating
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9 reviews
7 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
15 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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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