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Strauss production of "The Cover of Life"

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Published: Oct. 3, 2018 at 5:11 AM CDT
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Three young women in Sterlington, La, all married to brothers who have gone to war, move in with their husbands' mother. Their story ends up "On the Cover of Life" magazine. Written by Bastrop native, Ronn Robinson, a former performer on the Strauss and ULM stages, the play had a recent successful off-broadway revival.

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 of 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 setback, 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 COVER OF LIFE is presented by Strauss Theatre Center on

October 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20.

Director Brenda Rowan

The Cast of The Cover of Life:

Tood – Anne Brown

Sybil – Aubri Skinner

Weetsie – Natalie Weaver

Aunt Ola – Mitzi Quinn

Kate – Jae Wold

Addie Mae – Shelley Barnes

Tommy – Sam Coleman

THE COVER OF LIFE is presented by Strauss Theatre Center on

October 11, 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20.
Director Brenda Rowan