Tom Jones | Northlight Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 23 2014
Price: $25-$54
He's just a boy who can't say no. And why should he, with so many desirable women anxious to offer him what's quaintly referred to as their charms? Tom Jones is one of those magical young men whose very passivity is a turn-on. Handsome, earnest, well-mannered, self-effacing, doggedly honorable, puppyishly sweet, oddly innocent, and totally buff, he incites maternal feelings as a prelude to something steamier. Even so, he's got an excellent reason to keep it in his pants: Sophia Western, the passionate yet virtuous daughter of a country squire and Tom's one true love. In Jon Jory's stage adaptation of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Tom's got to confront not only the damnable curse of his own sexiness but a plotting lover, a jealous husband, a pious fraud, an Eddie Haskell-esque rival, an unwanted pregnancy, a hangman's noose, and the secret of his birth before he can even hope to win Sophia's hand. Continue reading >>



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