The Cover of Life

By R.T. Robinson

Directed by Bob Anderson
February 21-24, and February 26-March 1, 2008
The Playhouse on Main

Featuring – Casey Leigh Heflin, Terry Reese McDowell, Casey Rowe, Marianne Ulmer, Elizabeth Williams, Marsha Williams, and Jillian Vedros

Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover Life Magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a "women's piece" as a career set back, she accepts because it will be her first cover story.

Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face to face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self worth.

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