HOUGHTON -- Aquila Theatre -- much-loved Broadway company known for their inventive, entertaining, and modern takes on Shakespeare -- return to Houghton with their interpretation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 -- a literary classic, a tale of a bleak future in which fire fighters burn books and technology and an oppressive society have placed knowledge and literature on the edge of extinction.
Fahrenheit 451 will be presented at 7:30 p.m., TONIGHT, Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The night will be complete with a discount at local restaurant Habañeros, and a $5 off coupon for a copy of the book, available the night of the show and through the Michigan Tech Campus Bookstore.
Written in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 has been reprinted dozens of times since its initial publication and has achieved the rare distinction of being both a literary classic and a perennial bestseller. It was adapted for the stage by Ray Bradbury, and in 1966, Fahrenheit 451 was directed by Francois Truffaut for the screen.
The New Yorker describes Aquila’s productions as "The classics made relevant with superb acting and clever staging," and according to The New York Times, "The excellent Aquila Theatre [is] an extraordinarily inventive and disciplined outfit."
And, if you’re in the mood for dinner to go with your Fahrenheit 451 show, Habañeros Restaurant in Hancock has a Fahrenheit 451 dinner and drinks special for anyone with tickets to the show. Habañeros is offering a 20 percent discount for anyone with tickets to the show, on Wednesday, Oct. 23. And finally, for everyone who buys tickets to Fahrenheit 451, you will receive a coupon for $5 off Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at the Campus bookstore, good from Oct. 23, through Nov. 6. The bookstore will have books available for sale the night of the show, in the Rozsa lobby.
Tickets are still available: $19 for adults, $8 for youth tickets (17 and under), and $5 for Michigan Tech students. For tickets, go online, or call Ticketing Operations at the Student Development Complex, 7–2073, or visit in person. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times.