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Sweetheart, Come

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Emma Hauck, letter to her husband, 1909

In 1909, a young woman with schizophrenia wrote a letter to her husband repeating the plea, Sweetheart, Come. Utah playwright Melissa Leilani Larson has written a play to imagine the woman's journey.

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In 1909, a young mother wrote a letter to her husband from the hospital where she was being treated for schizophrenia. In cramped, overlapped writing that filled the page, she repeated the plea, “Sweetheart, Come.” Playwright Melissa Leilani Larson wanted to know more about Emma Hauck’s life, but the only way she could do that was to imagine how Emma arrived at such a heartbreaking place. Thursday, Larson joins us to talk about her writing and Pygmalion Production’s staging of her latest play.

Pygmalion ProductionsSweetheart, Come runs through May 18 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Tickets are available by calling ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS (2787) or online at artsaltlake.org


Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.