Event Details

The Cover of Life

Time: February 11, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Gateway Players Theatre
Street: 111 Main Street
City/Town: Southbridge, MA 01550
Website or Map: http://www.gatewayplayers.org/
Phone: (508)-764-4531
Event Type: community, theater, production
Organized By: David Corkum
Latest Activity: Jan 3

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Event Description

Gateway Players Theatre presents "The Cover of Life", by R.T. Robinson. Show dates are February 10,11,17,18 and 19. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm, the Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for under 18 and over 60. Tickets are available at the box office by calling 508-764-4531 and will be available soon online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2759888
Directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum and produced by Kathi Grenier. The cast includes: Lynn Boucher, Sydney Campbell, Melissa Earls, Caitlyn Gaughan, Angela Grove and Gwen O'Brien. Presented by permission through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Gateway Players is thrilled to kick off season 42 with this sweetly funny, nostalgic play. Be sure to get your tickets early.

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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