* World Premiere

The Cover of Life (1993)
Set in a backwater Louisiana town during World War II, The Cover of LIFE introduces Kate, a savvy reporter assigned to write a morale-boosting story. The article is scheduled to become a LIFE magazine feature focusing on the wives left behind, particularly three women married to three brothers who enlisted in three different branches of the service on the same day. The young war brides have moved in with their no-nonsense mother-in-law But as the big city journalist quickly learns, the home fires are burning — and growing increasingly out of control. Poignant and bittersweet, what begins as a picture-perfect vision of patriotism becomes a smoldering portrait of misplaced hopes and harbored dreams.
About the Play
Written By: R.T. Robinson
About the Production
Run Dates: 5/29/1993 - 6/27/1993
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: Pamela Hunt
Cast: Annette Helde - Kate
Laura Kenny - Addie Mae
Leslie Law - Weetsie
Dee Maaske - Aunt Ola
James Marsters - Tommy
Liz McCarthy - Tood
Kristie Dale Sanders - Sybil
Behind the Scenes: Steven E. Alter - Production Dramaturg
Lindsay W. Davis - Costume Designer; Scenic Designer
Jeffrey K. Hanson - Stage Manager
Richard Hogle - Lighting Designer
Malcolm Lowe - Sound Designer
Phil Schermer - Producing Director
Jeff Steitzer - Artistic Director
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Managing Director