AFFAIR OF THE POISONS, an original screenplay SYNOPSIS

Beautiful redheads, jealous blondes, ruthless brunettes, ambitious courtiers…Affairs have turned fatal at the Palace.

France, the 17th Century: In the crucial year 1683 of Louis XIV’s reign, after a series of notorious poisoning and witchcraft trials, Marie-Claire, a young convent girl, travels to Versailles to investigate the circumstances of her older sister’s sudden death. Royal affairs have turned fatal. Strong female character roles, romance, and murder are portrayed with wit and style in this historical thriller.

  • Charles Leipart
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Writer Biography - Charles Leipart

CHARLES LEIPART’s original screenplay AFFAIR OF THE POISONS was selected as a Finalist in the Thriller Category of both the 2017 New York and Hollywood Screenplay Contests; Finalist in the 2016 Cannes Screenplay Contest in the Thriller/Suspense Category; POISONS was selected as Best Original Screenplay in the 2016 Hamilton Film Festival, Canadian Film Market. In the theatre, his socio-political comedy, Chez Rikers, an Urban Fable, was recently read in the Theater for the New City’s, New Blood reading series June 2017; Cream Cakes in Munich, 1st Prize Award 2016 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. A Kind of Marriage, exploring the private life of E.M. Forster received a 2015 Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation LGBT Playwrighting Award and Production Award 2017, London, UK. His fiction has appeared in Jabberwock Literary Journal, Burningword Literary Journal, Panoply Literary Zine, and the Eastern Iowa Review/Port Yonder Press. Charles is a former Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation and member of the Dramatists Guild. He lives and writes in New York City. Visit:

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