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Prop 8 Play Featuring Brad Pitt to Be Broadcast on YouTube

Prop 8 Play Featuring Brad Pitt to Be Broadcast on YouTube


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

To watch the performance live you can visit or YouTube where a stream will be available.

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.

From a release AFER issued with regards to an earlier performance of 8:

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.”

To find out more about this event, please click here.

And again:

To watch the performance live you can visit or YouTube.


Related Reading:

Poll: 59% Majority Supports California Marriage Equality

Prop. 8 Supporters Want Ninth Circuit Review

GOP Presidential Hopefuls React to Prop 8 Ruling


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Image taken from AFER website in the spirit of the project, no infringement intended.

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5:08AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

I was so impressed! Bravo Rob Reiner and to the rest of your colleagues. :)

3:37AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

LONG LIVE FREEDOM, is this not the land of the free? Go for it.

3:07AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

The play is up on YouTube. I encourage everyone to see it. This was so well done!

12:39AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

8:14PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

I wanna watch this!!!!!

6:13PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Too bad I missed this. Hope it'll air again.

4:11PM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Missed the broadcast, but it's nice to see celebrity power being used to address issues like these. Hope some people were enlightened by the piece.

9:50AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Little Demigods running around telling everyone how to live, then they go home and look at "girlie" magazines. These are the sick people! They objectify human beings for their own perverted gain. Leave gays alone! Marriage is based on love (or at least it should be). Everyone should have the right to love and marry the consenting adult of their choice. One is blessed to find love in this life, period.

6:52AM PST on Mar 5, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

6:02AM PST on Mar 5, 2012


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