Violet Sharp

by William Cameron

Directed by Barb Blackledge

  • October 2–4 and 8–11, 2008: 7:00 p.m.
  • October 5, 2008: 2:00 p.m.

Waller Hall Mainstage

Violet Sharp is set against the backdrop of one of America's most notorious crimes—the 1932 Lindbergh kidnapping case. Winner of the 2006 Julie Harris Playwright Award, Violet Sharp is about a twenty-seven-year-old domestic servant of Charles Lindbergh's family that is suspected of kidnapping the Lindbergh's infant son. Having initially lied to the police as to her whereabouts on the night of the crime, Violet strives to clear her name but only manages to strengthen the perception that she is guilty. As the police rigorously pursue a confession, it becomes clear that Violet is being pursued just as fervently by her own personal demons. This play contains strong situations to which some audience members may object and which may not be appropriate for children.

Please check the dramaturg's webpage for Violet Sharp for further background details.