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“Life Support” – a Play about Palliative Care

Johns Hopkins Hospital is hosting several performances of a 90-minute play called “Life Support.”  The play is about a man in a Baltimore hospital resisting his inevitable demise.  

The Baltimore Sun reviewed the play.  In part:  “At the center of Life Support is a 65-year-old man named Karl, who is on his fifth wife and, due to complications from a bone marrow transplant, his last leg — not that he accepts anything about mortality. A businessman with a track record of getting and staying ahead, Karl is convinced he can overcome this obstacle, too.”

I will be in Baltimore on one of the performance dates and hope to see it.

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