The Cover of LIFE
By R.T. Robinson
Directed by Ann K. Birnschein
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
Produced by Isadoora Theatre Company at Ephraim Village Hall, Ephraim, WI
Performances: May 15-25, 2008
Performance Times: Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 PM & Sun. at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $12 Adults / $7 Students
Call 920-493-3667 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Participants will do cold readings from the script.
Rehearsals begin soon after and may include some weekend dates. Roles for six women and one man.