A host of famous names including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, and many more, will be appearing in a free live broadcast of “8,” Dustin Lance Black’s play re-enacting the Proposition 8 trial.
The play is based on actual trial transcripts, in-depth interviews with the plaintiffs, and first-hand accounts of those historic events.
The performance will be broadcast live Saturday March 3. Here is director Rob Reiner telling you more about this brilliant event:
The broadcast will be:
Saturday, March 3
Pre-Show: 7:30 p.m. PT
Curtain: 7:45 p.m. PT
Are you in a different time zone but would like to watch? Here’s a handy timezone converter so you can find out the broadcast time where you live.
And here is a screen capture of the cast list as it appears on the AFER website:
The play has been hailed by marriage equality proponents as uniquely important because of how Proposition 8 supporters have repeatedly moved to prevent the actual footage from the trial being broadcast.
Throughout 2012, AFER and Broadway Impact are licensing “8″ for free to colleges and community theatres nationwide in order to spur action, dialogue and understanding.
Most productions will be followed by a talkback where cast and audience members can discuss the issues presented in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial.
“This play will continue to show Americans–one by one–that prejudice and fear cannot stand up to truth and justice,” said AFER Board President Chad Griffin.
“Try as they might, the anti-marriage proponents of Proposition 8 cannot hide their discriminatory arguments from the American people.
Until every citizen can equally enjoy the freedom to marry, AFER will continue to fight in the courts of law and the court of public opinion–and we will win.”
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