Blitzstein's tale of greed and corruption in "Steeltown, U.S.A." centers on an attempt to organize a union. Semi-operatic, it is sung throughout. The first production, during the Great Depression, was produced by John Houseman and directed by Orson Welles. The United States Government demanded that the show be canceled. The resulting crisis and the triumph of the artists is dramatized in Tim Robbins' film "Cradle Will Rock". The present production, by the Acting Company,is directed and introduced by the same John Houseman.