A brief introduction to "The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg," a one-person, three-act radio play and podcast based on the last years of Ethel Rosenberg's life before her execution on espionage charges in 1953.
Seven months after Ethel is arrested on charges of espionage and incarcerated at Women's Detention Center in New York City, Ethel reflects on her childhood.
After being transferred from Women's Detention Center in New York City to Sing Sing prison, Ethel reflects on meeting her husband, Julius, motherhood, being a communist, life in prison, and her trial.
In the third and final act, Ethel reflects on her and Julius' 14th wedding anniversary, a campaign to spare her life, and failed stays-of-execution. She readies herself for the inevitable.
In this bonus interview episode of "The Passion of Ethel Rosenberg," playwright Edward Morris and actor Keri Pagetta sit down with host Natasha Senjanovic for a discussion about the writing and performance of the play, its many themes and contemporary resonance, and their hopes for what listeners can take away from Ethel's story.