Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: A Triple Threat

May 15, 2013

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

A theatrical adaptation of a historic novel, a performance about water and its unforgiving nature, and a local Okie gone global take this stage on this week’s OneSix8.

The Reduxion Theatre Company presents its version of Tom Fielding’s landmark novel, “The History of Tom Jones” this weekend at the Broadway Theatre in Oklahoma City. The original story was first published in 1749. Today, Reduxion Theatre aims to recreate the tale of Tom Jones, an innocent young man who “has a lust for life and an eye for the ladies.” The part-comedy, part-social commentary takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. A Sunday matinee begins at 2:00. The play continues through May 25th.

The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center hosts Water Won’t Wait May 17th through the 19th. This performance features members from Perpetual Motion Dance and the touring Fresno Dance Collective from California. This avant-garde production dives into the emotions inspired by water and the unalterable current of time. In addition to the on-stage choreography, Water Won’t Wait also includes a series of dance films to be played throughout the evening. Shows are at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

And Norman’s 2013 Summer Breeze Concert Series kicks off this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by John Fullbright and his band. This Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter from Bearden, Oklahoma, exploded in 2012 when his album “From the Ground Up” was released, and he’s been touring around the world for the past year. The down-to-earth 25-year-old comes home to the Sooner State with his music that offers something for everyone. The concert takes place at Lion’s Park at the corner of Symmes and Flood and is open to the public.

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