With the blend of theatricality, elegance, humor and humanity that characterize his
previous work, Tim Sloverï¿½s Treasure parses the dialogue between our personal
morality and public intercourse and asserts that, at their best, art and politics
and religion and love are the sibling eternal conversations that enable us to discover
and rediscover the treasure of our hearts and to reconcile the accounts of our lives.
In Treasure, as the fledgling American government spreads its wings, Alexander
Hamilton finds the implementation of his designs for the countryï¿½s socio-economic
well-being blocked by his personal indiscretions. Only by dismantling the barriers
built with his own brashness can he open a gate of opportunity for his fellow Americans.
But the greater renovation occurs in Hamiltonï¿½s private space, as he and his wife
invest their hopes in higher purposes and set out to construct their reconciliation.
Rilke observed that ï¿½Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest
human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side
can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them, which makes it
possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky.ï¿½
Slover likewise reminds us that each transaction of our lives ï¿½ public or private ï¿½
acknowledges the spaces between us and, in the most profitable exchanges among us,
reveals the richness of the bonds that unite us. The Association for Mormon Letters
is proud to present its 2006 award for Drama to Tim Sloverï¿½s Treasure.