The Baylor Players will launch the 2012-13 theatre season with Ray Bradbury’s stage adaptation of his sci-fi masterpiece Fahrenheit 451 at Roddy Theatre on the Baylor School campus.
Performances are Oct. 31-Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will go on sale in the Campus Store for general admission beginning Monday, Oct. 22.
In Bradbury’s tale of a future without books, firemen in this futuristic world burn books and hunt down anyone who risks reading them. Free-thought and intellectualism are discouraged, questioning authority is dangerous, and the masses are spoon-fed a diet of interactive reality shows on their huge TVs. Montag, a fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, befriends a young woman who dares to read. Suddenly a hunted fugitive, he must choose between safety and intellectual freedom.
The play is directed by theatre instructor and fine arts department chair Beth Gumnick.
There will be an art show opening reception in the Roddy Theatre lobby on Saturday Nov. 3, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Early seating for Baylor Backer members will be on Saturday, Nov. 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. General seating will begin at 7 p.m.