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Mr. 'Jones' and me

Who says the 1700s were boring?

Jenn Scott May 1st, 2013

Since the inception of Reduxion Theatre, 1613 N. Broadway, Erin and Tyler Woods have united themselves in delivering a modern, approachable take on classical theater through its productions. The

The two happen to be united in matrimony, too.

In their new production opening Friday, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, the Woods present a show together for the first time — Erin writing and Tyler producing. They stay true to their classical roots, however.

Erin Woods likes to maintain the integrity of actual text as much as possible, even in dialogue. But in the case of Jones, 18 chapters of performing would get tedious for actor and audience alike. Based on Henry Fielding’s novel, published in 1949, the play delves into the sexually charged and politically tumultuous time of 1749 England.

Of course you can expect the signature brand of “theatre-in-your-lap” styles like stage-combat scenes, puppetry, experimental movement and more. Expect sex and violence throughout the play, and Erin Woods describes it as a “bodice-ripper.”

In other words, Tom Jones isn’t for younger viewers.

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