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The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg

This solo drama is performed by Talia Pura (

Written by Edward Morris, The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg is a play 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 followed him to the electric chair.

“This is more than a historical piece,” Morris notes.  “It’s a play that’s relevant to any era in which rampant fear and suspicion override reason and the public’s sense of fairness.” 

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.



Doors open at 6:45 PM with 7:30 PM Performance;                                             
Beverages and Food served before the play                                                             
Historical military and spy items on display in Lobby for the Opening Night Gala only.


Thursday, April 26 - Opening Night Gala  7:30 PM
Friday, April 27  7:30 PM
Saturday, April 28  2:00 & 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 29  2:00 PM

Thursday, May 3  7:30 pm
Friday, May 4  7:30 PM
Saturday, May 5  2:00 & 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 6  2:00 PM


THE PREMIERE OPENING NIGHT GALA: $50 each.                                                                

Tickets sold on and at the door.

$25.00 for general admission

$15 Seniors, youth, Military / Veterans

Matinee group rates for Seniors.  Please email requests to
An elevator is available

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