Chattanooga Now Fahrenheit 451

Chattanooga Now Fahrenheit 451

October 30th, 2012 in Chattanooga Now - Art

Baylor students Nora Corser and Cory Gold rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of "Fahrenheit 451."

Baylor students Nora Corser and Cory Gold rehearse...

The Baylor Players will launch the 2012-13 theater season with Ray Bradbury's stage adaptation of his sci-fi masterpiece "Fahrenheit 451" at Roddy Theatre on the Baylor School campus.

Tickets are are on sale in the Campus Store (located on the bottom floor of Baylor's student center).

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 theater instructor and fine arts department chair Beth Gumnick, and features 57 cast and crew members.