Echoes in Time Theatre: Sheriff Maude: Lawman, Detective and Mother
In 1925, Maude Collins was the happily married young mother of five. She served as a small-town jail matron working alongside her husband, Vinton County Sheriff Fletcher Collins until he was shot at close range and killed in the line of duty. Fletcher's untimely death shattered the world Maude had known. It also put her in a position to make history. She was appointed to fill the vacancy left by her husband's death. Not a mere figurehead, Maude was a capable sheriff and detective, solving a double homicide and gaining national fame. Harriet Merriman portrays Maude Collins in this one-woman performance.