Tom Jones leaps into beds

Not that singing Welsh chap this time.

Tom Jones romps all over the stage at Creighton U. Not the bouncing, sometimes rowdy singing Welsh sex symbol. Nay, this sexually adventurous chap is the whirling center of novelist Henry Fielding’s raucous tale of an English foundling fond of fondling females, bouncing into boudoirs.

You might remember the 1963 film version. Aye, how could you forget it? Four Oscars, you see. Best Picture, Best Director, Best Score, Best Adaptation.

Now he materializes in a new adaptation by Jon Jory, one-time, long-time Artistic Director of the Actors Theatre of Louisville. The script debuted in 2013. The Chicago Tribune observed that Jory’s adaptations of classics often come “with certain insouciance,” calling this take a sex farce which is often “very witty and adroit.”

By the way, speaking of film scores, parts of John Addison’s music from the movie will resound throughout as performed by keyboardist Nina Noronha. Period pieces will also appear.

Need you know the naughty plot? Well, perhaps not now. Adult advisory, though, even if the cast consists only of young persons. Students. Doubling. Perhaps tripling. Romping. 

Tom Jones is performed Feb. 24-28 is at Lied Center for the Arts, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza. Weds-Sat 7:30 p.m. Sun 2 p.m. Tickets $5-15.

Category: Art, Literary

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