The Rosenberg Case — play reading at Theatre 40

Free event! Theatre 40 presents The Rosenberg Case on February 22nd.

It’s 1953, and soon after Julius and Ethel Rosenberg have been executed for spying against the United States, their attorneys are asked to re-enact their defense of the pair on an unscripted courtroom show airing on the then-extant DuMont Television Network. Did the Rosenbergs deserve capital punishment? You be the judge.

Louis Fantasia directs a cast that includes David Hunt Stafford, Jean Mackie, Abigail Stewart, Martin Thompson, Jeremy Schaye, Jenn Robbins, Michael Robb, Grinnell Morris, Warren Davis and Harry Herman. Stage directions are read by Gary Kaskel.

Dennis Richard is the playwright. His previous works include The Game Against Bobby Fischer, Oswald, Wreck, and Radio Mystery 1949.

Seven decades later, questions about The Rosenberg Case still linger.

The Rosenberg Case. A play reading.

Written by Dennis Richard. Directed by Louis Fantasia. Presented by Theatre 40.

Theatre Forty, 241 S. Moreno Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Free underground parking can be accessed via a driveway at the intersection of Moreno and Durant Drives. The venue is located on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. Theatre 40 is Beverly Hills’ professional theatre company.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

ADMISSION: FREE. Donations gratefully accepted.

Non-ticketed event. No reservations necessary.

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Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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