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Jan. 24 — Feb. 23
A Man For All Seasons
by Robert Bolt
Chris (C.C.) Humphreys is the best-selling author of five historical fiction novels – including one on Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, and an international actor seen on stages as wide-ranging as London’s West End and Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox. Midnight Theatre Collective and Pacific Theatre are honoured and privileged to welcome him to the cast of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, in the roles of the dread King Henry VIII and the relentless and calculating Thomas Cromwell.
When Henry VIII sets out to divorce his wife he seeks the support of Sir Thomas More – revered scholar, lawyer, and churchman. The Lord Chancellor’s quiet defiance ignites a ferocious battle as he struggles to avoid the dreadful inevitable choice – between King and conscience, loyalty, and martyrdom.
A play for all time – Sir Thomas More is A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS. Midnight Theatre Collective’s version is set in post-World-War II era, a period steeped in suspicion, dangerous politics, and cold war.
This production of the award-winning masterpiece features Ron Reed (Shadowlands, God’s Man in Texas) as the unyeilding Sir Thomas More and Chris (C.C.) Humphreys (The Rivals, Hamlet) as the dread King Henry VIII. Also starring Trish Pattenden (Lettuce & Lovage), Evangela Dueck (Terrible Things), William Samples (The Birthday Party), Adam Bergquist (Portia, My Love; Last Train to Nibroc), Damon Calderwood (The Elephant Man), and Julius Chapple (richardthesecond: a nightmare).
Robert Bolt first presented this dramatic rendering of a man who refused to bow to the will of a king at London’s Gielgud Theatre in 1960. A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS hit the silver screen to great acclaim in 1966, winning multiple Academy Awards including Best Screenplay and Best Picture.
Directed by Chemainus Theatre’s Artistic Director Jeremy Tow (Agnes of God, A Streetcar Named Desire), Midnight Theatre Collective’s production of A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS is offered for all people whose conscience has ever stood up against the way they may be forced to live.
“Brilliant and compelling, steely with conviction, luminous with genuine wisdom and wit.” –Steven D. Greydanus
“Inspires admiration, courage and thought. An awesome view of a sturdy conscience and a steadfast heart.” –Bosley Crowther, New York Times
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