This drama is based on a real event. In the early 1960s, an anonymous committee of ordinary citizens in Seattle selected kidney disease victims from a pool for an experiment with something new: a kidney dialysis machine. If the experiment worked, a small number of people would live instead of surely die from kidney failure. But who among the 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.
This morality tale races against time and asks what is a life worth? What criteria should this committee and ones today use? Race, gender, net worth, family size, career, what? For readers who like moral issues and real drama, this play will get you involved.
"Christopher Meeks takes a factual scenario and transforms it into a thought-provoking drama." --LA Weekly, Pick of the Week
"Meeks's play deals with issues of life and death, the value of the human soul, and the strictures of personal value systems that stand in the way of, rather than help make, difficult decisions." -Back Stage West
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