By R. T. Robinson. Directed by Bob Sams
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Henry Luce needs a cover story for Life Magazine, and he's found it in Tood, Weetsie and Sybil Cliffert. Intrigued by these three young Louisiana housewives, keeping the home fires burning for their husbands - three brothers who are all off at war - he sends Kate Miller to write his prize story. Fresh off assignment in Europe, Kate resents being assigned to a fluff piece about military wives, but she hasn't landed a cover story yet and ambition is riding her hard. A week with the Clifferts rocks the foundations of Kate's world and all four women walk away changed - for Life and life.
Please note: Adult Language and Subject Matters
World War II changed everything.
The United States became a world power. Because of the manpower requirements of the Armed Forces and the draft, American men were exposed to men from places and ethnicities they would never have encountered in the pre-war world. Society and personal expectations changed. Change came not only to the men, but also to the women. The seeds of modern feminism were sown.
In “The Cover of Life” we come to know four women in rural Northeastern Louisiana. We see how they deal with the changes in their lives. Until the time of the story their lives have been determined by their men. Now those men are absent. How do they cope? What paths will they follow in this new world not controlled by men? How will they deal with the new opportunities and fears which come with their changed lives? What price will they be called upon to pay?
Four women. Four paths.
“The Cover of Life” is an intriguing, involving, funny, and emotional journey for characters and audience alike.
A note on “Stage Ninjas”.
The people who work backstage are never properly appreciated.
I have, however, come across a couple of instances in Asian Theater which may help us remedy this. In Chinese Theater there are the “property men.” These are men who come onstage during the action to move furniture or to hand props to the actors. The audience knows to ignore them. It is as if they are not there. In Japanese Bun-Raku puppetry the puppeteers are dressed in black except for their heads and, while always in the audience’s view, they are also treated as though they were invisible.
So, also, with our stage crew. They are silent. They are efficient. They are quick. (They may be deadly.) They are our “STAGE NINJAS!”
We hope, at the end of the show, you will show them your appreciation.
Bob Sams, Director
Week 1: November 8th and 9th, 2013 at 8 pm, November 10th at 2 pm
Week 2: November 15th and 16th at 8 pm, November 17th at 2 pm
Week 3: November 22nd and 23rd at 8 pm, November 24th at 2pm
Adults - $20.00
Seniors/Students - $15.00
Group Rates(10 or more people)
Adults - $15.00
Seniors/Students - $10.00
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