Independent Actors Theatre, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-afternoon-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” had its much-heralded Broadway world premiere in September 2011 and its star-studded Los Angeles premiere in March 2012.
The production 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.
What:A staged reading of “8,” the landmark marriage equality play by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black.
Who: Independent Actors Theatre in collaboration with Mid-Missouri Pride Fest, featuring actors from across the Columbia community
When: Sunday, August 19 at 3 pm (Doors open at 2 p m)
Where: Deja Vu Comedy Club, Columbia
The performance is FREE and open to the public. A talkback with local experts and advocates for marriage equality will follow the performance.