Inspired by La Dame aux Camelias, and set amidst the glamorous and exotic society of the 1950s French Riviera, Variation on a Theme revolves around the tempestuous love affair between Rose, a beautiful and worldly socialite, and Ron, a young ballet dancer with a keen eye for social advancement.
HETTIE - 60s
ROSE - mid-30s, beautiful
RON - about 26, fashionable
KURT - late 30s, handsome but unsmiling and uncharming
FIONA - Rose's daughter, about 17
Variation On A Theme Script
"Feelings can't sometimes be helped, but the expression of them can."