A Man For All Seasons

This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII. When Henry fails to obtain Papal approval for a divorce from Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn, he mandates his subjects to sign an “Act of Supremacy” making him both spiritual and temporal leader of England. Sir Thomas cannot in good conscience comply. Neither Cromwell, Cardinal Wolsey, his family nor the King himself are able to convince More as he maintains his integrity and belief in silence. Ultimately accused of high treason, this very silence leads the man to his execution and later his canonization in 1935.


The Common Man – Jerome Brickner

Sir Thomas More – Francis DeReus

Master Richard Rich – Peter Moody

The Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal of England – John Pena

Lady Alice More, Sir Thomas’s wife – Karin Schreiber

Lady Margaret More, their daughter – Elizabeth Stauber

Cardinal Wolsey – Warren Mueller

Thomas Cromwell – William Holbrook

Signor Chapuysm the Spanish Ambassador – Richard Hayward

Chapuy’s Attendant – David Hartmann

William Roper -Edwin “Bob” Berg

King Henry the Eighth – Arnold Mersch

A Woman – Beverly Johnston

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury – Bernard J. Markevitch

Production Staff

Director: David C Bryant

Set Design: John J. Christiansen

Stage Manager: Peter Roe

Assistant Stage Manager: Marilyn Zastrow

Production Manager: Don Zastrow

Production Supervisor: William Ballhorn

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Technical Director: John Brick

Costume Design: Ruth Whinfield

Costume Mistress: Janet Schackmuth

Costume Design Committee Chairman: Ruth Whinfield

Master Electrician: Roland K. Lorenz

Properties: Karin Schreiber

Co-Chairman: Peter Moody

Make-Up Design: Elaine M. Jerving, Carol Jean Schmidt

Master Carpenter: Chester Hurtienne

Paint Master: Suzanne Bauer

Cover Art: Roger Lahm