Ray Bradbury's visionary parable of a society gone awry is set in a strange future world where books have been outlawed and the attainment of knowledge discouraged. Fireman Guy Montag is responsible for uncovering and burning the books and homes of dissenters. When his young neighbor, Clarisse, causes him to recognize the emptiness of his existence, he begins to question his work and the oppressive society in which he lives. Based on one of the most revered novels of the twentieth century, Fahrenheit 451 questions the impacts of technology on literature and society — issues that are even more relevant today than when it was first published in 1953. Though the novel is often considered a commentary on censorship and restriction of freedoms, Bradbury himself has indicated that his intention was to draw attention to the dangers of technology. This gripping play is brought to life by the acclaimed British-American touring troupe, Aquila Theatre.