The play takes place in New York City during the early seventies.  A young Artist has defected from the Soviet Union and is attempting to make a living as an artist.  He is void of friends with the exception of a struggling actor who resides in the same building.  

As the play develops the audience learns that this young artist is struggling with his sexuality.  A young woman is introduced to the artist that points him in the direction as a heterosexual.

When a mentor from the Soviet Union appears in the second act the artist is confronted with a decision. He once again is placed in confusion concerning his sexuality. 

The audience will decide which direction he ultimately will take.