by Stefanie Kremer
Posted In: Theater
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CPT to perform '8' in conjunction with expected Supreme Court Decision on Prop 8
Paralleling today's likely U.S.
Supreme Court decision on California's Proposition 8, Clifton Performance Theatre is
hosting a one-night performance of 8 at Ensemble Theatre tonight at 8 p.m.8 is the real-life story about two loving same-sex couples
living in California who want to get married but can't because in 2008 Proposition 8
took away the right for LGBT couples to marry in California.
Written by Academy-Award winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) and
directed by Kevin Crowley, this play is based on actual transcripts from the
Perry v. Brown trial. 8 flashes in and out of the courtroom while
also providing a glimpse into the lives of the average American
same-sex couple through the struggles of real-life couples Kris and Sandy and
Paul and Jeff.
Just like these couples, gay-rights
activists have been fighting for same-sex marriages across America for more than a
decade. Some progress has been made as gay marriage is now legal in nine states
and the District of Columbia, but many California residents feel left
out and are eager to resume same-sex marriage in their state.
According to studies from the Williams Institute at UCLA law school, there are
nearly 100,000 same-sex couples living in California and if given the
opportunity to legally marry, 24,000 would do so.
After being engrossed with all the drama of the courtroom and seeing
how the case affects the plaintiffs in 8, tune back into
reality as the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to announce a decision about
Proposition 8 today.
Tickets to "8" may only be purchased through the Clifton
Performance Theatre by calling 513-861-SHOW or clicking here. All
proceeds benefit Equality Cincinnati and the Human Rights Campaign.