A friend told me she thought “A Man for all Seasons” was both a theatrical experience and a history lesson. I like both good theater and English history so as director I had to find a way to present both.
Robert Bolt has given us his vision of the historical conflict created by Sir Thomas More's refusal to compromise between what he felt was morally right and what Henry VIII (the state) demanded from him. As you listen to the dialogue you may hear echos as today's politicians face their own difficult moral choices.
For the person not particularly interested in history, this theatrical experience might seem a little dry, so it is our job--myself as director and this wonderfully talented cast—to provide our vision of characters that reflect the life and humanity of the characters involved and the intentions of the writer.
I hope you feel we have succeeded.
My grateful thanks to all the actors who have put so much work into this show and to the technical staff that created the light, sound, and the visual aspects for you to enjoy.