The Passion Of Ethel Rosenberg
The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg
by Edward Morris
performed by Talia Pura
produced by Blue Raven Theatre and Studio Center of Santa Fe
Ethel Rosenberg was on her way to pick up her two young sons, Michael and Robert, when the FBI arrested her on charges of conspiracy to commit espionage. It would be almost a year before she saw the children again, by which time she and her husband, Julius, had been convicted of spying and sentenced to death.
The chief informant in the Rosenberg case was Ethels younger brother, David Greenglass, who had done low-level work at Los Alamos in helping develop the atomic bomb. In agreeing to testify against his sister and brother-in-law, he was sentenced to 15 years.
The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg focuses on the three years Rosenberg and her husband, Julius, spent in prison. From her prison cells, she recalls her impoverished upbringing on New Yorks Lower East Side, her dysfunctional family, her promising start as a singer and her gradual involvement in labor politics and the Communist Party. But her greatest passion is for her husband, both as a lover and a philosophical soul mate. That passion transcended even her love for her sons. Displaying an ironic sense of humor throughout, Ethel emerges as a resilient, defiant and compassionate champion of justice even as she faces death in the electric chair.
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Studio Center of Santa Fe (formerly Warehouse 21) (View)
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Santa Fe, NM 87501
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