Auditions for "The Cover of Life"

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Auditions for "The Cover of Life"

Time: December 5, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: GATEWAY PLAYERS THEATRE
Street: 111 Main Street
City/Town: Southbridge, MA 01550
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/Gate…
Phone: (508) 764-4531
Event Type: community, theater, auditions
Organized By: David Corkum
Latest Activity: Nov 2, 2016

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Auditions for "The Cover of Life", by R.T. Robinson, will be held Monday and Tuesday, Dec 5 & 6 at 6:30 pm. Six women, ages 20-50, and one man in his twenties are needed for this February production directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Dress comfortably and plan to have a fun time. The read-through will be Wed, Dec 7. Rehearsals will pick up after the holidays, but the cast will have several weeks to learn lines in preparation for rehearsals. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday and Tuesdays. Production dates are February 10, 11, 17, 18 & 19. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Synopsis:
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.

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