Jewell Theatre Company at William Jewell College presents its main stage production of Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons at 7 p.m. November 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. November 12 in Peters Theater inside Brown Hall on the William Jewell campus in Liberty, Mo.
In Robert Bolt’s play, Thomas More, Chancellor of England, remains silent when Henry VIII demands that More support Henry’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon to marry Anne Boleyn. More’s integrity is tested to the extreme in the presence of ‘yes’ men and the common throng that follows the flow of history. The play was a hit in London when it opened in 1960 and on Broadway in 1961. A 1966 film version won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Paul Scofield), best director and best screenplay.