logo_cover_of_life.gif (4115 bytes)The Cover of LIFE

by R.T. Robinson

March 19 - April 10, 1999
Directed by Terry Veal

In 1943, three brothers have gone off to war and their brides have moved in with their mother-in-law. Life Magazine picks up the down-home story and sends a snappy New York writer on assignment. North meets South and career meets home in this deeply affecting story about the struggles of women to achieve a sense of self-worth.

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From left: Renee' Krapff, Shauna McDowell,
Lysandra Dial, and Sue Ellen Reiman

THE COVER OF LIFE rings true to life for playwright Robinson and his hometown of Bastrop, Louisiana. In World War II, three Bastrop brothers, one of them the playwright's father, had their wives move in with their mother for the war's duration. LIFE Magazine did send a reporter to do a cover story on small town America coping with war. Fifty years later, Robinson honored his father and his town in his play.

The play has bite, humor and heart with rich scenes for the three young brides, which illustrate varying degrees of anger, frustration, harbored dreams and shattered illusions.



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Michael Lee and Lysandra Dial

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Jamie Brewster as Addie Mae

Kate Miller   Linda Romanelli
Tood   Lysandra Dial
Weetsie   Shauna McDowell
Aunt Ola   Sue Ellen Reiman
Sybil   Renee' Krapff
Addie Mae   Jamie Brewster
Tommy   Michael Lee
Director   Terry Veal
Stage Manager   Bob Cross
Set & Light Design   Tom Harrington
Costumes   Pamela Kosted
Sound Design   Joe Daleo
Light Operator   Bob Cross
Assistant Stage Manager/Props   Mona Cross
Sound Operator   Cecil Peadon
Running Crew   Lynn Bates
Mona Cross
Chris Bryant
Wigmaster & Hairstylist   Adrian Thompson
Set Construction   Tom Harrington
Steve Gilmore
Scott Andrews
Melody Harrington
Gregg Rogers
Kelly Ortley


Jon Womastek, Vikki Simer, Doobie Potter, Rhonda Clark, Bob Bates, Sandi Morgan, Marilyn Veal, Addie Veal, Nicole Bortz, UCO Theatre Department, Joe Daleo, Staff Sgt. Mario Pelletier, Lynda Wagner, Susie Dennis, Gwen Wallace, Shane McClure, Pollard Theatre, Tony Goodman.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Sue Ellen Reiman and Lysandra Dial


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