Revisiting the Rosenberg trial in
Monday, December 17, 6:30 PM
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St), NYC
Free, no reservations, first come, first seated.
Join us for a reading of excerpts from The Brother, a new play by John Hancock and Dorothy Tristan, directed by Ian Strasfogel, and based on the book of the same name by New York Times editor, Sam Roberts. It follows the espionage trial that led to the execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, focusing on the memories of the man whose testimony almost single-handedly convicted them, Ethel’s brother David Greenglass. Greenglass, a former machinist at Los Alamos, was in fact a Soviet spy.
Emblazoned in popular memory, this polarizing case still reverberates in American culture and politics. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the playwrights, Strasfogel, Roberts, physicist Brian Schwartz and Ben Bederson, Los Alamos veteran*.