Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Staged Reading Series: 8 on Oct. 21

The second staged reading of the 2014-2015 Staged Reading Series is Dustin Lance Black's "8." It will be Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street in downtown Lafayette – the corner of 5th Street and North Street.

It is a Pay What You Can event. It will be immediately followed by a question-and-answer session between the audience, a panel, the cast and the director.

Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. "8" – a new play by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) – demystifies the debate about marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, (now Hollingsworth v. Perry). Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.

Lori Portner directs the cast, which includes Ted Hingst, Will Ellis, Kate Martin, Abri Dennis, Amy Crampton, Mona Bapat, Ryan Tucker, Leo Crampton, Allen Banning, Kyle Borcz, Candace Borcz, Carrie Francis, Christopher Fulk, Cody Walker, Cresta Cates, Greg Seiters, Lisa Bittles, Mike Smith and Steve Martin.

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