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“8″ the Play

One Year of “8″
Today marks one year since “8” had its premiere on Broadway. In that time, Dustin Lance Black’s 90-minute play using the court testimony of the Prop. 8 trial has accomplished so much.
“8”: Over 275 performances and Now Available in Spanish
Not only is Dustin Lance Black’s play about marriage equality now confirmed for over 275 performances, but it will also be reach new audiences thanks to a new Spanish translation.
“8″ Spotlight: Marriage Equality Play Comes to Houston
“8” was created on the belief that theater has the power to transform people’s minds on the issue of marriage equality. If everyone could just see what happened in that federal courtroom two years ago, minds would be opened, truth would continue to spread, and public support would build.
Testimony: Real Life Consequences
At the core of the 2010 Federal District Court trial of Prop. 8 was not only the expert testimony from the world’s leading authorities in history, economics, and social sciences, but also the moving stories of AFER’s plaintiffs, Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo and Kris Perry & Sandy Stier.
AFER Plaintiffs Attend Oregon Shakespeare Festival Reading of “8”
By the end of next year, over 200 actresses including Tony and Emmy-nominees Christine Lahti, Ellen Barkin and Jamie Lee Curtis, high school seniors, and theater professors will have portrayed the couple.
Rep. Barney Frank and Dustin Lance Black to Attend Reading of “8” in Utah
Dustin Lance Black will return to Utah with U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) for a reading of “8” on the second anniversary of the historic Federal District Court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional.
More than 200 Readings of “8” Across the Country
As the 200th confirmed reading, Theatre B in Fargo, ND joins some of the nation’s largest regional professional theaters as well as scores of small town community theaters, churches, colleges, high schools and community groups staging “8” around the world. Learn about some of the folks producing “8.”
“8” National Spotlight: Dustin Lance Black Returns to Salinas, California
The message of marriage equality has spread to Salinas, California, where local theatre programs The Western Stage and 2x4 BASH are preparing for a reading of '8' the play.
Google’s History of Support for LGBT Equality
Google yesterday announced its new “Legalise Love” campaign to promote LGBT equality in countries where the global company has offices. The company has a history of supporting LGBT equality, including the L.A. premiere of “8.”
4 Years of Married Couples in California
Closing arguments concluded in the Prop. 8 trial two years ago Saturday. The day also marks the four-year anniversary of marriages in California. Del Martin and Phylliss Lyon became the first gay couple to legally marry in San Francisco after over 55 years together.