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Updated: Oct 11, 2022

Auditions for THE COVER OF LIFE by R. T. Robinson directed by Tracy Arnold are coming up on Saturday, February 26, 1-5 pm. For full information about the audition and to make an appointment please follow this link .

Tood, Weetsie, and Sybill are all 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 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 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.

About the Director:

Tracy’ Arnolds most recent credits are the Georgetown Palace’s Deathtrap and The Lion in Winter. A few of her other directing projects include The Wimberley Players, Charley's Aunt, The Odd Couple, Other Desert Cities, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, I Hate Hamlet, both of which garnered her Broadway World best director awards, Born Yesterday, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Picnic and Tin Woman. Tracy's work at Austin's City Theatre includes directing Arthur Miller's All My Sons, William Inge's, Bus Stop, as well as, the Austin premiere of Terry Johnson's, The Graduate. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Roosevelt University in Chicago IL., and her Masters in directing from Texas State University. In graduate school, Tracy directed Geoffrey Nauffts’ Tony nominated play, Next Fall, as well as A.R. Gurney’s, Sylvia, and Harold Pinter’s, Old Times. Tracy is a founding member of the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, and in 2014 was invited to return as a guest artist to direct Neil Simon’s, Rumors.

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