The Thalian-Blackfriars Present Dustin Lance Black's "8"

Fine Arts Building Balcony Theatre (Room 400)
The Thalian Blackfriars, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-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” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Hollingsworth v. Perry), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. Black, who penned the Academy Award-winning feature film Milk and the 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. The staged reading of “8” will be on March 18th and 19th at 8:00 PM at the Balcony Theatre in the University of Georgia’s Fine Arts Building. Admission is by donation and seating will be on a first come, first serve basis – no seating reservation necessary. Following each performance a Q&A session will be held with members of the cast and marriage equality advocates to learn more about the fight for equality in our area.
  • Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm