NEW ZEALAND PREMIERE READING OF
8 - The Play
A new play by DUSTIN LANCE BLACK
Public event·by Stetson Blue Williams
Wednesday, 11 July 2012, 7.30
8 Alfred Street, Auckland
THE FIGHT FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY
An unconstitutional proposition.
An unprecedented decision.
An unforgettable evening.
Why "8" from www.8theplay.com
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 around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. 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.
One-night-only Staged Reading
Directed by: Kacie Stetson
Robyn Malcom, Peter Elliott, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michelle Hine, cameron rhodes, Raybon Kan, Bruce Phillips, John Davies, Heath Jones, Jessi Williams, David Capstick, Beatrice Hudson and many more.
Love, Blood & Rhetoric Productions and Unitec Department of Performing and Screen Arts in conjunction with The Actors Program and Rainbow Youth
Free Admission - Donations accepted on behalf of Rainbow Youth & AFER
Tickets available at the Maidment Theatre [sold out as at 6/7 - but there is always a standby]