George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly and Martin Sheen are amoungst the stars that will be featured in tonight's one-night performance of Dustin Lance Black's 8 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in LA. Fans will have the oppertunity to support the cause and tune in to the performance online. Don't forget to tune in for the live stream, which will take place at 7:30pm PST / 10:30pm EST HERE.
8 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 right to marry.
Black, who penned the Academy Award-winning feature film Milk and the new critically-acclaimed film J. Edgar, based “8” on the actual words of the trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families.
“8” had its much-heralded Broadway world premiere on September 19, 2011, at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York City. The production brought in over one million dollars to support AFER’s efforts to achieve full federal marriage equality. The play is set for multicity performances in 2012.
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