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"Fahrenheit 451" Ignites Audiences

"Fahrenheit 451" Ignites Audiences

The Jesuit Masque performed Ray Bradbury’s famed novel “Fahrenheit 451” from Thursday-Saturday (Nov. 18-20), with the four shows over three days receiving overwhelming acclaim from large audiences in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Led by director Richard Miller and energized by the enthusiastic crowds, the cast responded with a brilliant performance. “Fahrenheit 451” tells the story of “fireman” Guy Montag (played by Colin Creadon ’23) and his inner struggle. Montag becomes increasingly insecure about his job as a book burner working for Beatty (Matthew Justin ’22) in a futuristic dystopia (Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper ignites).

It’s not until he meets Clarisse (Maeve Miller of the Academy of the Holy Names), who is filled with strange ideas, that he realizes the gross restrictions on his right to think freely.

Below is a photo slideshow from the Masque’s Fall Production, “Fahrenheit 451,”  and the cast and crew are listed below that.

CAST (in order of appearance)

Montag – Colin Creadon '23
Beatty – Matthew Justin '22
Holden – Jackson Kiser '23
Black – Diego Garcia '25
Henley – Simon Wills '24
Clarisse – Maeve Miller (AHN)
Mildred – Georgia Head (AHN)
1st Paramedic – Shane Donnelly '23
2nd Paramedic – Anthony Donnelly '23
Mrs. Hudson – Grace Jaye (AHN)
Faber – Kai Gibron '24
Alice – Ayden Sullivan (AHN)
Helen – Rowan Miller (AHN)
Aristotle – David Miranda '25


Produced and Directed by Richard Miller
Stage Manager – Arianna Cortes (AHN)
Lighting Design – Aedan Gregory ’24
Sound Design and Engineering – Aaron Norris ’22
Costume Design – Reagan Miller
Prop Master – Matthew Justin ’22
Running Crew Chief – Luke Davis ’22
Running Crew – Nicholas Bush ’25, Albert Gutierrez Martinez ’25, Will Thaxton ’22
Light Board Operator – Andy Kozlowski ’25

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