The Heights Players

A Man for All Season by Robert Bolt


Directed by Elizabeth Bove
December 1st–17th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

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SYNOPSIS:

"When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos." Thomas More's words in Robert Bolt's A Man For All Seasons were spoken nearly 500 years ago. So where are we today?

Sir Thomas More, nobleman, lawyer, and humanist, is a long-time friend and favorite of King Henry VIII. Henry appoints him Lord Chancellor in 1529. When the Pope refuses to grant Henry a divorce from his Queen, Catherine of Aragon, so that he can marry Anne Boleyn, Henry breaks with Rome and declares himself head of the Church of England. More, a staunch and faithful Catholic, resigns as Chancellor. In 1534 Parliament passes a bill requiring all subjects to take an oath acknowledging the King as supreme head of the Church in England. More refuses to sign, is imprisoned, found guilty of treason and is finally executed in 1535. Bolt's play won the Tony Award for Best Play and the 1966 Oscar for Best Picture.


Cast
Thomas More: David Shakopi
Thomas Cromwell: Brian Kelly
Duke of Norfolk: Hugh Heckman
The Common Man: Steven Bergquist
Richard Rich: Shelton Tripp
Margaret Roper: Kendra Culley
Alice More: Margaret Sullivan
Cardinal Wolsey: Bill McAndrews
King Henry VIII: Nicholas Hudson
Chapuys: Ray Wagner
Cranmer: Stephen deFluiter
William Roper: Christopher Young
Woman: Maureen Vidal
Woman: Doris Martir

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Creative Team
Director: Elizabeth Bove
Asst. Director: Jessica Baird
Stage Manager: Marialana Ardolino
Lighting: Alan Sporing
Sound Design: Cameron McIntosh
Scenic Design: John Dillon
Set Building: Bill Wood
Poster Design: Robert Wachewski
Program Design: Corrine Contrino
House Manager & Reservations: Corrine Contrino