The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg
By Edward Morris
Presented by Studio Center of Santa Fe & Blue Raven Productions
Performed by Talia Pura
Talia Pura stars in the premiere performances of Edward Morris’ one-woman play, The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg. Based largely on actual letters exchanged in prison between Ethel and Julius, the play imagines Ethel’s agony at the prospect of being executed and leaving her two young sons behind. It also traces her transition from an aspiring and talented singer to a fervent political activist and focuses on a love for her husband so passionate that she unhesitatingly follows him to the electric chair.
The play comes to Santa Fe under the aegis of promoter Grace Reinbold after trial runs in Nashville. It has particular relevance for Santa Fe audiences, Reinbold notes, because Ethel Rosenberg and her husband, Julius, were convicted of spying for Russia on testimony provided by Ethel’s brother, David Greenglass, who confessed to stealing atomic bomb secrets while working at the government laboratories in nearby Los Alamos.
For more info on the play and performance: www.ThePassionofEthelRosenberg.com
The show runs from April 26 through May 6.
Saturday • May 5 • 7:30 p.m.
Sunday • May 6 • 2 p.m.
$25 General admission
$15 Seniors, youth, military/veterans
Buy tickets: BrownPaperTickets.com