Thought-Provoking Drama Who Lives? at Pico Playhouse
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Featured review from JessAndPaul
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Wonderful play and cast. It was very interesting and moving - who knew the ethical debates behind some of the medical services that exist today. Very timely with the healthcare reforms that may be coming with the new administration. It sparked a great post-show discussion.
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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
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“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.