In late 1952, an aging and increasingly paranoid Stalin puts in motion a purge against his doctors, with antisemitic overtones. His lackeys, including Khrushchev, Molotov and Beria, fear it will spread to the Politburo, and plan to strike first.
Did You Know?
The imprisonment of Molotov's wife did not take place just before Stalin's death, but some years earlier, well before the action of this play begins. See more
Eli Wallach briefly trips over the line, "Improper medical techniques". See more
If you keep lifting Comrade Molotov above you, he'll probably get grand ideas.