'Tom Jones' loves the ladies (andvice versa)

"TOM JONES," a play based on Henry Fielding's racy 1749 novel, is the next show from the Creighton University Fine and Performing Arts Department.

The CU production is a new adaptation from playwright Jon Jory. The cast is made up entirely of students. It premieres Tuesday and runs through Sunday.

Fielding's book, formally titled "The Adventures of Tom Jones, a Foundling," is widely considered to be one of the first true novels in the English language. It follows the misadventures of the title character, a young orphan who likes the ladies. He's in love with two women: Molly, the local beauty, and Sophia Western, the daughter of a squire.

The novel also was adapted for a 1963 film that won four Academy Awards.

Creighton's production will feature live music adapted and performed by Nina Noronha, choreography by Alexia Lorch and set design by Kristi Walsh. All three are students.

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