by William Cameron
Full Length Play, Drama / 6m, 7f
“Looks beyond the sensationalism that surrounded the 1932 kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's toddler son to focus on one of its other casualties” - Los Angeles Times
Based on the true story 1932 Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, Violet Sharp is named for the young British maid working at the home of Anne Lindbergh’s mother.
"Looks beyond the sensationalism that surrounded the 1932 kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's toddler son to focus on one of its other casualties”" - Los Angeles Times
“Concentrates on Violet's personal tragedy, leaving us to ponder the larger issues of celebrity and media manipulation” - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Smart, emotional, thoroughly researched… fun to watch.” - Pittsburgh City Paper
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
Betty Gow, 20’s - Nursemaid to Charles Lindbergh Jr.
Adela - Elegantly dressed reporter of the ‘sob sister’ school of journalism
Charles Lindbergh, 30 - Famed Aviator and Father of the Child
Anne Lindbergh, 26 - Author, Navigator, Pilot and Mother of the Child
Colonel Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., 40’s - Commander, New Jersey State Police
Captain Harry Walsh, 40’s - Jersey City Policeman
Edna Sharp, 20’s - Violet’s younger sister
Laura Hughes, 30’s - Secretary to Mrs. Dwight Morrow
Sgt. John McGrath - New Jersey State Policeman
Miller, 24 - A young suitor
Violet Sharp may use double casting. The playwright suggests the following but other combinations are certainly possible and are left to the discretion of the director.
Women: Actress 1: Violet Sharp ; Actress 2: Betty Gow ; Actress 3: Adela ; Actress 4: Anne Lindbergh, Edna Sharp, Laura Hughes, Nurse