Aquila Theatre to Stage FAHRENHEIT 451 at Harris Center, 3/10-11

Aquila Theatre to Stage FAHRENHEIT 451 at Harris Center, 3/10-11

With its skill at creating innovative and modern productions of great works of literature, the Aquila Theatre will bring Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's visionary parable of a society gone awry, to new life at The Harris Center for the Arts. The New Yorker describes Aquila's productions as "The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging" while the New York Times exclaims ""Aquila's productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect."

Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila Theatre Company is based in New York City and is a major part of New York's theatrical landscape, producing a regular season of plays. The company is also the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, visiting 60-70 American cities per year. Aquila has appeared in numerous festivals and at venues around the world including performances in London, Holland, Germany, Greece, Scotland, Canada, and Bermuda.

Aquila Theatre Company presents Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at $21-$45; Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.

One of the most revered novels of the twentieth-century, 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 has been debated for decades- issues of censorship, the effects of technology on society and literature, and the means by which knowledge is gained- continue to be very real concerns today.

The main character, Guy Montag, is a fireman with the frightful, but routine, job of starting fires to destroy books and the houses that contain them. When his eccentric, young neighbor, Clarisse, forces Guy to confront the emptiness of his life, he begins to question his job and the oppressive society he lives in.

Written in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 has been reprinted dozens of times since its initial publication and has achieved the rare distinction of being both a literary classic and a perennial bestseller. It was adapted for the stage by Ray Bradbury and in 1966, Fahrenheit 451 was directed by Francois Truffaut for the screen.

SAME THREE STAGES, BRAND NEW NAME! Originally named Three Stages at Folsom Lake College in 2011, the facility has been renamed to honor Brice Harris, Chancellor Emeritus of the Los Rios Community College District, for his many contributions to the capital region, including the vision and leadership he provided in opening this regional arts center. Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College presents touring artists from around the world; partners with the best regional arts organizations, and supports productions by FLC students and faculty.

The Harris Center is a $50 million facility built with a combination of state, regional, local and private funds. Harris Center has three intimate theaters, an art gallery, a recording studio, elegant teaching spaces, plenty of safe parking and all the other amenities of a state-of-the-art performing arts venue.

DETAILS:

Aquila Theatre Company presents Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

When: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm / Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Where: Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630

Price: $21-$45; Students with ID $12

Tickets are available online at www.HarrisCenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time.

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