The Wimberley Players announce The Cover of Life held over for performances on Memorial Day weekend!
The Cover of Life by R.T. Robinson has been extended over Memorial Day weekend with performances on May 27, 28, and 29. The story takes place in 1943 when Tood, Weetsie, and Sybil, all married to a Cliffert brother, are living with their mother-in-law while their husbands are serving in WWII. A local reporter’s story about the wives keeping the home fires burning in rural Louisiana, catches the attention of Life Magazine. War correspondent and photographer Kate Miller, who is assigned to head south and get their story for the cover, gets more than she bargained for. Filled with laughs and charm, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth.
Playing Tood is newcomer to the Players stage Lettie Dyer. Austin Strobel, also new to the Players, is playing Sybil. In the role of Weetsie is Meret Slover, recently seen in the WP production of DRACULA: THE RADIO PLAY. Karen Rudy who has been in many WP productions, most recently in IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY, is playing the brides’ mother-in-law Aunt Ola. Reporter Kate Miller is played by Roxanne Strobel, returning to the WP stage immediately after playing Yvette in CLUE: ON STAGE. In the role of the local reporter Addie May is Celeste Coburn, a WP regular last seen in the production DEATH BY DESIGN.
The Cover of Life, which premiered off-Broadway in 1994, is based on the life of the real Tood, who was the playwrights’ mother. In a 1993 interview for the Hartford Courant, Robinson said, “The secret of great Southern writers is being born into a family of interesting, passionate women.” Robinson, who grew up in Bastrop, Louisiana, not far from the town the play is set in, went on to say, “in my own mind I just went and sort of sat in the living room with these women back in 1943 and listened to them talk.”
Directed by Tracy Arnold with Scenic Designer, Carroll Dolezal, Lighting Design by William Peeler, Costume Design by Kathy Maldonado, and Hair and Makeup by Bridget Cook. The Cover of Life is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Performances on May 27 and 28 at 7:30 pm and May 29 at 2:30 pm
Live reserved seating $22; Student tickets $18 with ID (Prices include all fees)
Live online streaming prices begin at $22.00 with Broadway on Demand
All tickets are available at WimberleyPlayers.org or by phone 512-847-0575
The Wimberley Players is located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley, Texas 78676 (five blocks east of the Wimberley Square)