Broadway: A Man for All Seasons

Saturday, October 18, 2008

-->I had the opportunity to go see A Man for All Seasons last night. I didn’t know much about the play (actually I didn’t know anything about the play), so I was really excited to see it. (Sarah taught me that shows are a lot better when you know nothing about them when you go see them. I’ve tried to live by this rule ever since.)

I opened the playbill to read the bios, and was delighted to discover that the main character in the play was Sir. Thomas More. I love this time period in history,
so I knew I was going to enjoy the show. It did have some slow parts, but on the whole I thought it was a great play. Frank Langella, who played Sir. Thomas More, did a phenomenal job. All the acting was good (and there were a lot of Broadway debuts).
I’m always really impressed with the sets of the playa on Broadway. While the set wasn’t overly fancy, they did a great job of changing it to make you feel like you were in a new place each scene. I would also like to add that I cried like a baby. I’m not sure why I had such a display of emotion, but I noticed several people around me crying as well. There are only a handful of shows that have driven me to tears, and A Man for All Seasons had me bawling like a baby. If you're looking for laughs, this is not the show to see. There are a few funny parts, but they are kind of far between.

All in all, I liked it.

1 comment :

  1. Glad you liked it! I love that time in history too. So jealous that you get to go to so many fun plays!