Venue Details

Pico Playhouse
10508 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from Karen & Tim Hodgin
21 events 9 reviews

An excellent, well directed cast. Set design good, too. Play itself was thought provoking but over written.

reviewed Mar 27 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
Review from kennyeasley
4 events 2 reviews

This was the second time I saw this production, it was great the first time and off the charts the second! Gabriel made us think, Alice and Margaret made us cry, and Laslo made us laugh! The whole cast and violinist was great!

reviewed Mar 27 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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