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2 Star Starred
Josephinum Academy
formerly Keyhole Theatre 1500 N. Bell Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
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35 events
21 reviews
11 stars
The coffee was great!
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1 review
0 stars
I was a bit cold, but luckily I had my coat with me.
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"Tom Jones"
10 ratings
4.4 average rating
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85 events
25 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 07 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this production. It is a literate, fun romp. Recommended.

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31 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 22 2012

A high-spirited and talented cast leads a bawdy romp through this surprisingly modern play.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

I am not an Anglophile, but this was definitely a terrific production as far as period pieces go. It was incredibly fast paced, but I had no trouble keeping up with the twists and turns. Second best show I've seen at this theater company (Ephemera...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A gallery of jolly if rough-hewn rogues, wenches and aristocrats comes to roaring life in Henry Fielding’s 1749 comic picaresque … sly touches and grounded performances create a show that satisfies … the 17-member ensemble works well at filling the small theater with exuberant life and saucy energy.” —Chicago Tribune (three stars)
“Full of wit … Marcus Davis and Alex Fisher are fresh-faced and likable.” —Chicago Reader (highly recommended)
“This Midwest premiere of David Hammond’s deft adaptation is everything you’d want it to be: clever, spirited, funny, literate, insightful, physical, and teeming with engaging characters engagingly played.” —Chicago Stage Style (four stars)
“On the stage it’s a breathless whirlwind of scandal, love, treachery, lust, and revenge, with hardly a moment’s pause…You’ll especially enjoy this play if you’re a fan of Dickens, Shakespeare or Fielding.” —_Chicago Theater Beat _(three stars)

About the Ticket Supplier: Polarity Ensemble Theatre

Polarity Ensemble Theatre brings together the yin and the yang. We marry tradition with innovation. Like the ancient Greeks, we create theatre to honor the spirit embodied in Dionysos, god of inspiration, wine and fertility, as well as of madness and destruction. We incorporate such elements as music, dance and ritual to create classic and brand new theatre that teases the intellect and stirs the soul.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre is a nonprofit theatre production and publishing company. Our goal is to create innovative productions of classic theatre as well as premieres of new works. When we produce new theatrical works, it is our intent to take such works first through a development process involving the playwright, a director and actors, and the community.

As a literary organization, we intend to develop and publish works of fiction and poetry as well as new plays and adaptations. In all cases, we will present public performances in conjunction with our publishing efforts.