Dustin Lance Black's Play 8 to Receive Readings Nationwide
Among the theaters that will be presenting the play are the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, WA; the Uptown Players in Dallas, TX; Plan-B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, UT; the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, MA; Playmakers Repertory in Chapel Hill, NC; and the Iron Crow Theatre in Baltimore, MD. Additional presenting theaters will be announced in the near future.
The play has been crafted from the transcripts of the Proposition 8 trial over same-sex marriage in California. Among the characters in the piece are Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, the lawyers for the two gay couples who sued California over the ban; Charles J. Cooper, the lead defense counsel; Kristin M. Perry and Sandra B. Stier, a lesbian couple who were among the plaintiffs; and the judge, Vaughn R. Walker of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California.