Violet Sharp

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.

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    6m, 7f

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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. In the wake of the historic kidnapping of beloved aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son, Violet raises the suspicion of the police with a contradictory testimony about her whereabouts to police investigator Officer Walsh. Under pressure from her own personal demons as well as the police, Violet’s efforts to clear her name cannot seem to overpower a growing reputation of guilt.
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Reviews

"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

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Casting

6m, 7f
Violet Sharp, 27 - British servant to Mrs. Dwight Morrow

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

Septimus Banks, 40’s - Head butler for Mrs. Dwight Morrow

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

A Nurse
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Casting Notes

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

Men: Actor 1: Harry Walsh ; Actor 2: Charles Lindbergh ; Actor 3: Norman Schwarzkopf, Septimus Banks ; Actor 4: John McGrath, Miller 


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