What is the temperature at which book paper ignites? Fahrenheit 451 is the answer. Bergen Community College’s BergenStages theatre troupe takes on and presents the powerful drama, “Fahrenheit 451,” about a firefighter’s inner struggle in a future American society. Beginning Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Bergen Community College’s Ender Hall Theatre on the Paramus campus (400 Paramus Road), this dystopian production about social criticisms will have audiences thinking about the pleasures and consequences of knowledge and free-thinking on society.
Written by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, presents firefighter Guy Montag who has been happily burning illegally owned books as a civil servant for ten years. Wondering about his life, Guy ponders about whether he should continue his nonexistent existence as a civil servant. After meeting vivacious teenage neighbor, Clarisse McClellan who is filled with strange ideas, things heat up and Guy is forced to choose between his current non-existent existence and risking everything for the right to think.
The show runs Friday February 28, Saturday February 29, Thursday March 5, Friday March 6, and Saturday March 7at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, March 7, there will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance.
BergenStages Theatre general tickets are $15, with discounts offered to senior citizens ($10) and Bergen faculty and staff ($10), and students ($5). Visit tickets.bergen.edu.