The South Pasadena Public Library will host a 95th Birthday Celebration honoring Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) in Community Room on Saturday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. The event will feature a screening of Fahrenheit 451, the scorching 1966 feature film directed by Francois Truffaut and starring Julie Christie and Oscar Werner.
Then there will be a performance of a dramatic scene from the stage version of Fahrenheit 451 by the Ray Bradbury Pandemonium Theatre Company.
Lissa and James Reynolds from the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena will also offer a tribute to their friend and former colleague. Many Bradbury plays were performed at the Fremont Centre Theatre with the delighted author/playwright in attendance and greeting audience members.
The free program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC). The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and no tickets or reservations are necessary, but seating is limited.