8 The Play


Take a peek inside the trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal court case for marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. 8 is the real-life story of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, two loving couples who want to get married but can’t. Together with attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson and a host of expert witnesses, they take aim at Proposition 8, a discriminatory law that took away the right for LGBT couples to marry in California in 2008.

Written by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (MILK, J. EDGAR), 8 is based on the actual words of the Perry trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. As “8″ flashes in and out of the Perry court, watch both sides present the best evidence, arguments and witnesses for and against marriage for gay and lesbian Americans.

Following the reading, please join us for a talk-back discussion led by Cincinnati Council Member Chris Seelbach. All proceeds benefit Equality Cincinnati and the Human Rights Campaign.

Tickets are $20 and includes a year membership to Human Rights Campaign.

and may be purchased by calling the Clifton Performance Theatre at (513) 861-SHOW or online here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/290213

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