451 Fahrenheit

451 Fahrenheit
by Adolf Shapiro
Based on Ray Bradbury's novel
Director: Gennady Muspert
Design: Nadezhda Kasperchik
Music arrangement: Anatoly Kandyba
The play "451 Fahrenheit" is based on the anti-utopia novel by Ray Bradbury, published in 1953.
The epigraph of the novel states that the ignition temperature of the paper is 451 ° F (233 ° C). The novel describes a society that relies on mass culture and consumer thinking, in which all books that make you think about life are subject to burning. Keeping books is a crime; and people who are able to think critically, are outlawed.
The protagonist of the novel, Guy Montag, works as a "fireman" (which in the novel means burning books), being sure that he is doing his job "for the benefit of humanity". But soon he is disappointed in the ideals of the society of which he is a part, becomes an outcast and joins a small underground group of marginalized people whose advocates are learning the texts of books in order to save them for descendants.
Cast:
Igor Ulanov, Aleksandr Kologriv, Aleksey Stonoga, Nikolay Vilimovich, Vladimir Kapranov, Tatyana Vilimovich, Olga Zhadko, Irina Kupchenko, Natalya Leonova, Honored Artists of the Republic of Belarus Lyudmila Volkova, Nikolay Emelyanov and Aleksandr Shelkoplyasov.
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Opening date: 6 April 2017
Language: Russian
Ages: 14+