SAMC Theatre Presents “The Cover of Life”
By R.T. Robinson
So many dreams. So little sweet tea.
It’s 1943. LIFE magazine war correspondent Kate Miller reluctantly agrees to do a “feel-good” story on three young brides living with their mother-in-law in Louisiana while their husbands—all brothers—fight overseas.
Feeling a fluffy “woman’s piece” to be beneath her, Kate is completely unprepared for the feisty forces of nature—in the form of Sybil, Weetsie, Tood, and Aunt Ola—that greet her on her arrival. Still, it isn’t long before things unravel under the scrutiny of an outsider. Secrets are laid bare, and the lives of all five women are forever changed.
“The play is an excellent mixture of fun and seriousness, showing what’s going on in the deepest hearts of these women,” says director Kate Muchmore Woo. “It’s full of joy and pain.” Audiences will also be intrigued by the innovative stage design, which will feature a world created mostly of projected images.
High School Night October 27: dinner, show, meet the cast $10. Register here.