BAL'S LAUNCH OF OUR NEW READING SERIES,
WAS A HUGE -- STANDING ROOM ONLY -- SUCCESS!!
By John Hancock
and Dorothy Tristan
Directed by Elowyn Castle
based on the book
by New York Times Reporter Sam Roberts
Here's what Mr. Roberts had to say to BAL Artistic
Director Teri Black about the performance:
"Thanks so much to Break A Leg and your talented and generous colleagues for an unforgettable evening.
The direction, performances and entire production were terrific. Your enthusiasm and warmth in agreeing to take on this challenge
was so touching, I hope we can do it again!" - Sam Roberts
As described by Samuel French Publishers:
Written by noted stage
and film director John Hancock, The Brother is the largely untold story of the Rosenberg spy case, based on the
book 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 Ethel's brother, David Greenglass. He was the spy ring's
man inside Los Alamos while America was developing the atomic bomb, and his confession saved his wife from indictment
but implicated his sister and her husband, ultimately sending them to the electric chair. In this account, Greenglass
admits to lying for the first time about the memory of his sister's role. Recounting this bitter episode in American
history, The Brother is a dramatic and cautionary tale of families, state power in times of fear and repression,
and the all-too-human capacity for rationalization.
Pictured (l to r) BAL Artistic Director Teri Black, BAL
Actor Bruce Barton, NY Times Reporter Sam Roberts, BAL Actor Richard Litt