Friday, May 25, 2012

Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black comes to The Western Stage in Salinas July 20

The Western Stage and the 2x4 Bash event organizers announced Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black will attend a July 20 staged reading of his play "8" at the Mainstage Theater in Salinas.
The full announcement can be read here and after the jump.

2x4BASH/TWS Announce Reading of “8″ the play

The Western Stage and 2x4BASH are proud to announce a one night staged-reading of Academy-award winning screenwriter and Western Stage alum Dustin Lance Black’s newest documentary play “8” on Friday July 20th at 7:30pm in the Mainstage Theater.
“8” demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Using the actual court transcripts from the federal trial of California’s Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, “8” shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play. Learn about the historical context of marriage and the human cost of discrimination from expert testimony. The play reveals the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
Directly following the performance, join us for a Q/A talkback with community partners and playwright Dustin Lance Black, who will be attending the event as the guest of honor.
“8” is one of many great events 2x4BASH at The Western Stage has to offer this summer and is presented in association with: Hartnell Pride, American Civil Liberties Union of Monterey County, Marriage Equality of the Monterey Peninsula (MEMP), Monterey County Pride, TGIF Monterey, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Monterey CountyCSUMB Health & Wellness ServicesThe Diversity Center of Santa CruzNonprofit Alliance of Monterey County (NAMC)/Social Equity Committee and Rainbow Panels and Friends.
Admission to this event is free. A limit of two (2) tickets can be reserved via email to or by phone (831) 755-6816 during a very limited period. for show information.
To learn more about “8″ and the great work American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact do, visit their website.

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