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Pico Playhouse
10508 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064
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Street parking was easy. Lots of great restaurants nearby including the Apple Pan
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friendly, relaxed atmosphere in the theater.
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"Who Lives?"
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4.8 average rating
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1 stars
attended Mar 13 2009

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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attended Mar 14 2009

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

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2 stars
attended Mar 12 2009

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

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Renal Support Network

The Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN strives to help patients develop their personal coping skills, special talents, and employability by educating and empowering them (and their family members) to take control of the course and management of the disease. A vital role of RSN is to provide lawmakers and policymakers with the patients' perspective on the needs and capabilities of people with CKD.