A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

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Reviews: 6

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Thu Aug 22, 12:00am

Actors Co-op Theatre Company is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. 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 mandates his subjects to sign an “Act of Supremacy” making him both spiritual and temporal leader of England in order to obtain papal approval for a divorce from Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas cannot in good conscience comply.

Reviews

David MacDowell Blue
"...portrays what Los Angeles theatre seems increasingly skilled at recreating--a very possible nightmare when the powerful lack compassion or loyalty, enslaved by desire and cowardice instead."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"My review appears in my STAGE PAGE column in this week's Culver City News: Although More's decision to stand up to his country's sovereign authority cost him everything, today it offers us one of the most inspiring stories ever staged as presented by the Actors Co-op Theatre Company in Hollywood, directed with great skill and historical flair by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez, and starring Bruce Ladd whose brilliant performance as Sir Thomas More again has me praising him as one of the most talented and compelling actors gracing Los Angeles stages today. His performance is one not to be missed, sure to gain recognition in next year's Ovation Awards."

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Sir Thomas More's moral challenges may be five centuries old, but today more than ever, they offer lessons to be learned. Though A Man For All Seasons could stand a trim, it makes for yet another jewel in Actors Co-op's much-studded crown."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Don Grigware
"Stellar in every way with finely honed direction. Robert Bolt's period piece is still relevant and is brought to vibrant life with a superb cast."

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman
"Obviously, a drama that rises or falls on the moral worth of the pivotal character demands a compelling performance at its center. But Ladd, who did such a fine job last year portraying a discombobulated Beethoven in 33 Variations, seems at a loss to connect with this role of martyr and scholar."

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


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"The Actors Co-op Theatre Company's production of A Man for All Seasons is absorbing, thrilling theatre, that packs an emotional punch exactly when it should."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue
"...portrays what Los Angeles theatre seems increasingly skilled at recreating--a very possible nightmare when the powerful lack compassion or loyalty, enslaved by desire and cowardice instead."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"My review appears in my STAGE PAGE column in this week's Culver City News: Although More's decision to stand up to his country's sovereign authority cost him everything, today it offers us one of the most inspiring stories ever staged as presented by the Actors Co-op Theatre Company in Hollywood, directed with great skill and historical flair by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez, and starring Bruce Ladd whose brilliant performance as Sir Thomas More again has me praising him as one of the most talented and compelling actors gracing Los Angeles stages today. His performance is one not to be missed, sure to gain recognition in next year's Ovation Awards."

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


Steven Stanley
"Sir Thomas More's moral challenges may be five centuries old, but today more than ever, they offer lessons to be learned. Though A Man For All Seasons could stand a trim, it makes for yet another jewel in Actors Co-op's much-studded crown."

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Don Grigware
"Stellar in every way with finely honed direction. Robert Bolt's period piece is still relevant and is brought to vibrant life with a superb cast."

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman
"Obviously, a drama that rises or falls on the moral worth of the pivotal character demands a compelling performance at its center. But Ladd, who did such a fine job last year portraying a discombobulated Beethoven in 33 Variations, seems at a loss to connect with this role of martyr and scholar."

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


Avatar
"The Actors Co-op Theatre Company's production of A Man for All Seasons is absorbing, thrilling theatre, that packs an emotional punch exactly when it should."

sweet - Paul Myrvold - Theatre Notes - ...read full review