Great first scene, and Marin Ireland is excellent as Myrna Loy-ish 1930's Communist. But it crumbles to pieces. Part of the problem is that it is actually an anti-Communist play, and no one really needs that old horn tooted again. If the play had been exactly the same, but set in the modern day and the plots showed how artists lose any sense of meaning in desperate grabs for money, it would have made sense. Switch the critique from Stalin to contemporary Capitalism and you have a play that might matter.