Venue Details

2 Star Starred
Josephinum Academy
formerly Keyhole Theatre 1500 N. Bell Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
773-805-5055
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"Tom Jones"
10 ratings
4.4 average rating
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27 reviews
13 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

This was a well acted, fast moving entertaining play! It was amazing what they did with a minimalist set. The horseback scene was very cool! As was the preacher's sermon!

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31 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 07 2012

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

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5 reviews
8 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)

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