Theater Offers Up Futuristic Classic in “Fahrenheit 451”

Posted on 11/3/2014 11:45:51 AM

Theater-by-the Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present Fahrenheit 451 as the second production of the season. This classic, provoking tale by Ray Bradbury centers on media influence and will be presented November 6–8 and 12–15, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and November 9 at 2:00 p.m. on the Waller Hall Mainstage.

Directed by theater professor Carrie Cole, Bradbury’s award-winning story tells of a world in which media has claimed the culture and books are outlawed

In the not-so-distant future, owning a book is a crime only flame can punish; and it is Montag’s job to light the match. But when a chance encounter sparks doubt, Montag embarks on a journey that may consume more than paper, more than flesh. Burn enough books, and some minds will catch fire.

According to Cole, “In many ways, this story has moved from fiction to fact in the years since Bradbury first penned the novel and later adapted it for the stage. Theater-by-the-Grove’s production continues to push the story into the future, following the sometimes-chilling logic of a narrative that Bradbury began and American culture continues.”

Tickets for Fahrenheit 451 are available at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus, and online. Seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets may also be purchased with a credit card by calling the HUB Box Office at 724-357-1313.

General admission tickets are priced at $15 for regular admission, $12 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $10 for students and children.

For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu. Theater-by-the-Grove is produced by the Department of Theater and Dance and the College of Fine Arts. It is funded, in part, by the IUP Student Cooperative Association.

Scene from Fahrenheit 451

Theater by the Grove

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

November 6, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

November 7, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

November 8, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

November 9, 2014
2:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

November 12, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

November 13, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

November 14, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

November 15, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP Performing Arts Center

Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury’s cautionary tale about a futuristic society that has given up on individual thought. Books are outlawed. Owning one is a crime only flame can punish, and it is Montag’s job to light the match.

This event is over.

For more information, visit Fahrenheit 451, e-mail , or call 724-357-2787.