Hendricken heats up with Fahrenheit 451 opening Friday

Ray Bradbury’s classic plays Bishop Hendricken this weekend

WARWICK, RI – The Arts at Bishop Hendricken proudly presents Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 as its 2018 Winter production playing the Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater on the Bishop Hendricken campus from March 9-11.

The production will feature a three-show run, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults. Tickets are available for purchase online at:www.hendricken.com/boxoffice. Tickets can also be purchased by calling: 401.739.3450, ext. 120. The Box Office will be open for ticket sales two hours prior to each performance.

Based on the 1953 award-winning novel about censorship and free thought, Fahrenheit 451 explores a dystopian American society of the future in which books are outlawed, and it is the duty of firefighters to burn them. When fireman Guy Montag begins to question the status quo, he finds himself in a dangerous and highly combustible situation in which he must choose between continuing his nonexistent existence, or risking everything for the right to think.

Fahrenheit 451 is a piece that we’ve often seen explored on the page in English classes, but never breathed to life onstage,” said Richard Sylvia, Director of Arts. “This is a piece of paramount importance given its themes of free thought, healthy skepticism, and fighting for what’s right. Our students have not only met the challenge of tackling these multidimensional characters and this complex plot, but also have taken the text’s messages to heart.”

The production, directed by Richard Sylvia, features a company of 43 student actors and technicians from various Catholic, public and private schools from around Rhode Island and Massachusetts.