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The Play, Simply Titled “8”

by The Next Family July 21, 2011

By: Shannon Ralph

A new play by Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of “Milk,” is slated for a one-night-only reading on Broadway on Sept. 19. The play, simply titled “8,” is about the legal battles over California’s Proposition 8. It is being performed as a fundraiser for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. The play is based on interviews and trial transcripts and will be directed by Tony Award-winning actor and director Joe Mantello.

After its Broadway debut. “8” is set to be performed at several college campuses around the country, including Carnegie Mellon and Northwestern.

Proposition 8 is the measure approved by California voters in 2008 that defines marriage in the state as strictly a union between a man and a woman. A federal judge struck down the law last year. That ruling is being appealed.

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