RiverCenter to Present Aquila Theatre's FAHRENHEIT 451, 2/11
Guy Montag was a fireman whose job it was to start fires. He enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years, and he had never questioned it until he met a seventeen- year-old girl who told him of a past when people read books instead of burning them.
Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury's dystopian tale of a bleak future where literature and knowledge are on The Edge of extinction. Considered a work of science fiction when first published, Fahrenheit 451 was ahead of its time predicting technological telecommunication marvels and our potential to indulge and become addicted to electronic media for information and entertainment.
In the novel, Bradbury writes about television-like screens that take up entire walls and even multiple walls that talk to you-much like the large, flat-screen TVs. He writes of telephones that are very similar to those used today-much likeVoIP. He wrote about "Seashells" which are like the portable radio devices of the day, and the "green bullets" that are similar to modern-day cell phones and wireless headsets and earbuds.
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is pleased to present Aquila Theatre's splendid production of Bradbury's classic on February 11th at 7:30pm, in partnership with the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, and as the kick-off event to The Big Read.
Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck and now based in New York City, Aquila has gone on to win popular, critical and academic acclaim worldwide and regularly appears at international festivals with performances in places as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the Ancient Stadium at Delphi, The Los Angeles Cathedral Plaza and the White House.
Tickets range from $27 - $43 and can be purchased online at www.rivercenter.org, by phone at 706.256.3612, or in the Box Office, Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:30pm.