“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, only 3 Performances Remain

Livia Genise Productions, in Partnership with Ashland Contemporary Theatre, presents a Staged Reading of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

Based on the 1953 novel of the same name, Ray Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed “Fahrenheit 451” stands as a classic of world literature set in a bleak, dystopian future. Today its message has grown more relevant than ever before.

Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book (along with those houses in which they are hidden). Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television ‘family.’ But when he meets an eccentric young neighbor, 16-year-old Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one see the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.

Directed by Livia Genise, featured cast members include: Elliot Anderson as Montag, Heiland Hoff as Fire Chief Beatty, Ella Robinson as Clarisse, Kristen Caron as Mildred and Michael Meyer, Cynthia Tank, Mary Beth Watt and Steve Sutfin voicing multiple roles. Bradbury’s stirring stage narration is read by Jeannine Grizzard.


Friday and Saturday, July 29 & 30 at 8pm, Sunday, July 31 at 3pm

All performances are at the air conditioned Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road at Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland.

Tickets are $20 and are available in advance online at www. ashlandcontemporarytheatre.org or $20 at the door via cash or check only (exact change requested).