Theater: Who Plays God?


By Brian Clark

In earlier times, the question posed by this play's title would never have arisen. Life was God's, to give and to take. But medical technology's present ability to sustain inert human remnants poses a fresh moral dilemma. Between medical authority and an individual's right to decide his own fate, who plays God?

Ken Harrison (Tom Conti) is paralyzed from the neck down after a car crash. Possessing a terrible lucidity about his sorry state, Harrison wants to die. Self-righteously governed by...

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