may, 2022

This is a repeating event

06may7:30 pmThe Cover of LifeBackdoor TheatreCost:$21

Event Details

​Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943, and each married to a Cliffert brother.
The men are off to war, and a local news story about these young wives 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 powerlessness in a man’s world. 

​Filled with charm and southern grit, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.

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