By Dustin Lance Black
Directed by Jeremy Skidmore
One-Night Only Staged Reading
April 9, 2012 at 7:30pm
Paul Green Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art
In 2008, voters in California passed Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. In 2010, that amendment was ruled unconstitutional by the historic Perry vs. Schwarzenegger trial. Combining trial testimony with interviews with the participants, “8” explores both sides of the debate around marriage equality. A cast of professional actors, students and community members will tackle this controversial issue in a new play by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J Edgar).
This one-night staged reading is presented by PlayMakers Repertory Company and the Department of Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill in special arrangement with and by permission from the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact. Private gifts to the Department of Dramatic Art are making the performance possible.
Learn more about the play at www.8theplay.com.