Cameron University’s Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will open its 2020-21 theatre season, celebrating “Festival XI: Connections: Information Transfer Between People,” with Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.” The melodrama will be presented in the University Theatre from October 1-4. The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students. CU students receive one free admission with their CU I.D. Due to COVID-19 protocols, seating is limited and tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve tickets, call the box office at 580-581-2478 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Based on Bradbury’s novel, “Fahrenheit 451” focuses on the inner struggle of fireman Guy Montag, a civil servant charged with burning books. Lately, he has become increasingly unsure about what he is doing and about his vegetable-like existence. It is not until he meets 16-year-old 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.
Curtis Myers, Lawton, plays the role of Montag. Joining him from Lawton are Ciara Renée as Clarisse, Stephanie Sabol as Mildred, Darold Kowalke as Faber, and Maliah Davis, as Black/Paramedic 1. Also in the cast are Cole Nowlin. Anadarko, as Beatty; Aubrey Waxler, Del City, as Mrs. Hudson; and Connor Reid, Snyder, as Holden/Paramedic 2.
The design team is made up of Cameron University students. Sidni Blalock, Duncan, serves as costume designer; Nina Pebeahsy, Lawton, is the lighting designer; Emily Whatley, Duke, is the properties designer; Dakota Barbee, Walters, serves as scenic designer; and Shalyn Bowles, Geronimo, is the sound designer. Bowles also serves as stage manager and will be assisted by Carmen Head, Alvarado, Texas.
The production is directed by Associate Professor Dr. Deidre Onishi.
September 21, 2020