Literature to Life - Fahrenheit 451


Studio Theater Fri, Sep 29, 2023 6:00 PM
Run Time:1H 30M
Category:Live Theatre


Literature to Life PLAY is a unique ninety-minute theatrical and educational experience consisting of a one-hour verbatim solo performance and pre-/post-show interactive audience discussion facilitated by a Literature to Life Teaching Artist.

Based on the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Adaptation and Direction: Wynn Handman
Performed by Rich Orlow

Literature to Life brings Ray Bradbury's terrifyingly recognizable vision of the future to
the stage for audiences of all ages. Guy Montag is a fireman in a not-so distant future.
Except instead of putting out fires, he starts them in order to burn books. Bradbury's
vision of a world, awash in information, but lacking critical thought, offers audiences a
sobering look at our world, while offering hope for a better future. The show features
sixty minutes of performance spanning the full breadth of this beloved American science
fiction novel. In performance, the actor tells the story from the perspective of the
protagonist, Montag, and seamlessly transitions between the five other primary

LITERATURE TO LIFE (LTL) is a performance-based literacy program that presents
professionally staged verbatim adaptations of American literary classics. LTL’s mission is to
perform great books that inspire young people to read and become authors of their own lives.
LTL was founded more than three decades ago as the educational program of the American
Place Theatre. Now an independent organization, this mighty collective of artists and educators
brings the voices of diverse authors to thousands of students and audiences nationwide, giving
them the tools to become the empowered “voices worth hearing” of our future

General Public $20, Dreamland Members Free (but must reserve tickets)

NOTE: Help bring this Educational program and others like it to the year-round Nantucket community by becoming a program sponsor. For information, please contact Michelle Feldman