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The Mt. Hope Masqueraders present Fahrenheit 451
In 1953, Ray Bradbury brought the world a critically acclaimed novel about a futuristic dystopian society where books are dubbed unlawful and therefore burned. Fifty-nine years later, the Mount Hope Masqueraders give this novel a life onstage in their presentation of
In the play adaptation of the novel, fireman Montag (played by senior Alex O'Hanley) struggles with the depression and confusion that clouds his life. He has been a fireman for ten years because he never knew there was an alternative lifestyle. One day, Montag meets sixteen-year-old Clarisse McClellan (played by senior Shannon Ott), who teaches Montag that thinking is natural and should not be hindered, and that books should not be used as kindling. This presents Montag with a choice: his safe, former life of burning books, or the new life of a criminal who dares to discover what books really are. Throughout the play, Montag must choose his path while on a perilous journey towards self-discovery.
Fahrenheit 451 will be presented at the Mount Hope High School Performing Arts Center Thursday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18. Curtain will be at 7 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Sunday's curtain is at 2 PM. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens. Tickets for all four shows are $25 for general admission and $20 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be sold at the door only. All proceeds will go to the production of future Masqueraders plays, such as the spring musical in May. Show your support for Mount Hope theatre by being in the audience; we promise you'll enjoy the show!
More About Mt. Hope High School
Formerly Bristol High School, Mount Hope High School was integrated into the Bristol Warren Regional School District in 1993. For the 2010 academic year the school has 1075 students, grades 9 through 12.
MHHS is NEASC accredited and has been named one of America's best high schools by the US News and World Report. At Mt. Hope, students are given the opportunity to participate in an array of clubs, organizations and sports.
Mount Hope High School has also recently implemented an extended day program to help students that had been struggling to graduate. The new program allows students to receive additional help after school to complete work, aiding them to graduate on time.