Students, faculty, and staff from the Yale School of Drama will perform the staged reading as part of the nationwide presentation of “8.” The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in University Theatre, 222 York St. No tickets are required. Following the performance there will be a Talkback with members of the Yale community from the Law School, the Divinity School, and the School of Drama.
Produced with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, the play was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER founding board member Dustin Lance Black. “8” had its world premiere on Broadway in September 2011 and its West Coast premiere in March 2012.
The production is described as an “unprecedented” account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which “stripped” gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. The story for “8” is framed by the trial’s “historic” closing arguments in June 2010, and features “the best arguments and testimony from both sides,” according to the organizers.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30PM
NO TICKETS OR RESERVATIONS REQUIRED