Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts Presents 'Fahrenheit 451' Nov. 14-18

Nov. 14, 2018

Webster Conservatory Presents 'Fahrenheit 451'Nov. 14-18

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 Nov. 14-18 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre on the main campus in Webster Groves.

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites. Ray Bradbury’s classic drama is about the inner struggle of Guy Montag, a fireman. Montag has worked as a civil servant for 10 years burning books, in a society that views reading as a threat to peace.

But Montag becomes increasingly unsure about what he is doing and about his vegetable-like existence. It is not until he meets Clarisse, who is filled with strange ideas, that he is led into a dangerous and highly combustible situation. Now he must choose between continuing his nonexistent existence and risking everything for the right to think.

A timely and suspenseful journey, Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian tale about the importance of reading and thinking for oneself.

Critical Acclaim for ‘Fahrenheit 451’

“‘We did it to ourselves. We demanded a world like this.’ Did we? Are we? Look how eerily relevant this premise is, Fahrenheit 451blares. With its conception of an America where knowledge and education are threats rather than assets and where the news networks constantly blast inescapable paranoia-stoking crime reports and patriotic soundbites - could this be more now?” -The Atlantic

Performance Dates, Times

Nov. 14–18
7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Browning Mainstage Theatre

Get Tickets

For tickets to all Conservatory of Theatre Arts productions call (314) 968-7128.

  • Webster Students, Faculty, and Staff Free with a valid ID
  • $15 for Adults
  • $7 for Seniors, Alumni, and Non-Webster Students
  • $2 for children 12 and under

About the Webster Conservatory

Located in St. Louis, Missouri, the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century. The Conservatory at Webster is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management.

One of the distinguishing elements of Webster's Conservatory is its integrated association with professional theatre companies, two of which are located on campus: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Webster also enjoys a one of a kind association with St. Louis professional theatre organizations including, the Muny, Variety: the Children's Charity, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, Missouri, the state’s oldest Equity Theatre.

Conservatory alumni have won a number of awards including Golden Globes, Tony Awards, Obie Awards and Emmys.

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