The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Dec. 30, 1929

Red Rust demonstrates that whereas few outsiders know what is happening in Russia, the Russians themselves are beginning to find out. A Soviet satire by V. Kirchon and A. Ouspensky, its hero is a great-nosed fellow called Terekhine who uses his prestige as a revolutionary soldier to bully his comrades and preempt their women. When Nina, whose "bourgeois" yearnings for wifehood and maternity have not been stifled by propaganda, tells Terekhine she is pregnant, he curses. When he has persuaded her to have an abortion and she still pesters him, he murders her....

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