Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites. Based on Bradbury’s internationally acclaimed novel of the same title, Fahrenheit 451 introduces Guy Montag, a fireman, living in his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction. In his world, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Never questioning the destruction and ruin his actions produce, he returns each day to his bland life, until he meets an eccentric young neighbor who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books. When sudden and disturbing developments occur, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known.
The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s earliest (and funniest!) efforts. The play, which relies heavily upon slapstick and farce, is also one of his shortest. Set in the Greek city of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. This sidesplitting comedy marks the return of The Shakespeare Series to the Haid stage.