Monday, January 28, 2013

A Fascination with Amelia Earhart

She disappeared in her Electra during an attempt to fly round-the-world
by Cheryl Ann C.

In summer of 1998, I read several articles about Amelia Earhart on the occasion of her 100th birthday. As a playwright, I saw rich material for a yarn. I asked myself several questions. What would happen of Amelia was reincarnated and came across some old mechanic who had worked for her during her previous lifetime? What would they talk about? I decided they would talk about the aircraft that they both admired and both had in common. In the play there is a scene where the two characters get into a deep-excited technical talk about the features of Earhart’s modified Lockheed L-10 Electra. The play is simply titled “The Electra.”