Fahrenheit 451

David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites. This cautionary tale reminds us not only of the evils of government tyranny but of individual complicity and inaction. This powerful drama mixed with elements of both comedy and horror was adapted for the stage by Bradbury himself, inspired in part by Francois Trouffaut's 1966 film. The story centers on the inner struggle of Guy Montag who has worked as a civil servant for 10 years burning books. He has become increasingly unsure about what he is doing with his life. It is not until he meets Clarisse, a young girl filled with strange ideas, that he is led into a dangerous and truly combustible situation. Now he must choose between continuing his nonexistent existence and risking everything for the right to think freely. This production promises to be Jobsite's most ambitious technical undertaking, featuring an extensive and integrated video and audio design sure to test the limits of the intimate Shimberg Playhouse.

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