Aquila Theatre Interprets Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451’

by Lauren Somers

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

The renowned Aquila Theatre brings its contemporary take on “Fahrenheit 451”―Ray Bradbury’s dystopian tale of a bleak future where literature and knowledge are on the edge of extinction―with a touring performance at Montgomery County Community College on Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Science Center Theatre, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Tickets cost $30 for general admission and $15 for children under age 12. Visit mc3.edu/livelyarts or call 215-641-6518 for tickets and information.

One of the most revered novels of the 20th century, “Fahrenheit 451” was considered a work of science fiction when first published in 1953. Over the ensuing decades, the themes from this visionary parable of a society gone awry have been hotly debated―and even today the ground it covers regarding censorship, technology’s effects and how people gain knowledge continues to be relevant.

Founded in 1991, Aquila Theatre has been heralded for its ability to bring to the largest audiences innovative productions of great works of literature, from Shakespeare to Greek tragedies to American masters. In addition to its regular season of New York productions, Aquila performs at international festivals and tours throughout the United States. The New Yorker describes its works as “the classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging,” while Dramatics magazine says the troupe “takes the classics off their pedestals and presents them as live action, flesh and blood adventures.”

This performance is made possible by a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

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