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Pico Playhouse
10508 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from lisapbs
1 event 1 review

Thought-provoking and dramatic, this play was the perfect vehicle to inspire a great debate and conversation on the way home. A kidney patient in front of me cried through the whole second act, as it touched her so deeply. I liked the black and...continued

reviewed Mar 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from saloresler
30 events 3 reviews

A plot apparently simple unravels into an exploration of every dark corner of the human soul facing death, but even worse, facing life. Very good acting overall, accentuated by a brilliant lead performance. A text that shoots non stop wit and...continued

reviewed Mar 14 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from kennyeasley
4 events 2 reviews

This play was fantastic and the acting was Broadway quality. We loved Gabriel and Laslo and Francine!

reviewed Mar 12 2009 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Riveting.” —Variety
“Highly dramatic.” —Beverly Press
“Thought-provoking.” —LA Weekly


In the early 1960s, an anonymous committee of ordinary citizens in Seattle debated which kidney disease victims to choose for an experiment: something called kidney dialysis. If the experiment worked, a small number of people would live instead of surely die from kidney failure. But who among the selection pool lives? How will the committee choose? Playwright Christopher Meeks centers the action on one person, attorney Gabriel Hornstein, who desperately needs what the committee offers.

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