In April, we turn back the clock to 1943 and focus on the lives of three lonesome brides living in rural Louisiana during World War II. Their husbands, all brothers, are off at war. In R. T. Robinson’s THE COVER OF LIFE, when the editor of LIFE magazine decides to send a reporter to develop a story on this unique American family, they find that, surprisingly, they may all just end up on THE COVER OF LIFE.
THE COVER OF LIFE
By: R.T. Robinson
Directed by Bruce B. Brown
April 10, 11 & 12** (April 12 Matinee Show Only – House opens at 2:30 pm Box office open at 2:00 pm)
Walton Seay Theatre
Box Office Opens at 6:30 pm (Thursday & Friday Shows Only)
House Opens at 7:00 pm (Thursday & Friday Shows Only)
Ticket: General Admission $8.00
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(Content Advisory: Limited mature language. Children five years of age and under, including babes in arms will not be admitted.)
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.
"The kind of roles actresses dream of. Robinson's writing has a warm, rural flavor and [the] conflicts are laced with a poignant urgency." - Variety
"Vivid." - Newark Star Ledger
"Stirring and funny." - Teaneck Daily Record