"Henry Fielding's 262-year-old comic novel [is] full of wit and timeless social observations, out of which Polarity Ensemble Theatre's lively production makes hay. David Hammond's adaptation pares the story to its essentials while preserving Fielding's choicest bons mots. Marcus Davis and Alex Fisher are fresh-faced and likable as good-hearted, hapless Tom and his sweetheart, Sophie. They and the rest of the cast stand out like vivid, charming color plates against Dennis Mae's wonderfully austere set, the walls of which are plastered with pages from the novel."
--Keith Griffith, CHICAGO READER, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
"a show that satisfies"
--Kerry Reid, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, THREE STARS
"everything you'd want it to be: clever, spirited, funny, literate, insightful, physical, and teeming with engaging characters engagingly played"
--Lori Davis, STAGE STYLE CHICAGO, FOUR STARS
"a breathless whirlwind of scandal, love, treachery, lust, and revenge"
J.H. Palmer, CHICAGO THEATER BEAT, THREE STARS
TOM JONES was also adapted into the highly popular, academy-award winning 1963 film by Tony Richardson, starring Albert Finney. The story follows the journey of a bastard child of mysterious origin. Limited by the inability to inherit the family fortune and desperately in love with Sophia Western, Tom finds himself in a whirlwind of circumstantial dilemmas and break-neck love affairs.
Josephinum Academy (View)
1500 N. Bell Street
Chicago, IL 60622
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