American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact's "8" by Dustin Lance Black
FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY ANNOUNCES READING OF DUSTIN LANCE BLACK'S NEW PLAY "8"
First Unitarian Society of Madison Joins Nationwide Productions of Landmark Marriage Equality Play by Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter of Milk & J. Edgar
Madison, Wisconsin First Unitarian Society of Madison, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-only reading of "8," a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black.
"8" is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.
Black, who penned the Academy Award-winning feature film Milk and the film J. Edgar, based "8" on the actual words of the trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families.
On Saturday, March 16, 2013, "8" will be performed in our beautiful, new, 500-seat Atrium Auditorium. Tickets may be obtained in advance through Brown Paper Tickets, or by calling Richard Scoby at (608) 335-0419, or by emailing him at email@example.com.
Following the reading we will have a talkback with Katie Belanger, Executive Director of Fair Wisconsin, and other fairness advocates.
"8" had its much-heralded Broadway world premiere on September 19, 2011, at the sold-out Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City. The production brought in over $1 million to support AFER's efforts to achieve full federal marriage equality.
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