Box Office hours:Monday - Friday, 9-11 a.m.,
Oct. 28, 2012 in the Keller Theatre, Lenfest Center for the Arts, from 2-5 p.m.
For more information, contact Rob Mish ’76 at email@example.com or x8006.
See what happens when discrimination is put on trial: Take a peek inside the trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the federal court case for marriage for gay and lesbian Americans.
8 is the real-life story of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, two loving couples who want to get married but can’t. Together with attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson and a host of expert witnesses, they take aim at Proposition 8, a discriminatory law that took away the right for LGBT couples to marry in California in 2008.
8 is based on the actual words of the Perry trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. Learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, 8 shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.
Sponsored by the Lenfest Center for the Arts in association with the W&L Department of Theater and Dance, campus GLBTQ, Mindbending, and the School of Law Arts organization.