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Theatre: 8, Kentucky Theatre

October 2, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre and Just Fund Kentucky present a staged theatrical reading of ‘8,’ a documentary play about marriage equality.

6:30 pm

October 2, 2012

Kentucky Theatre


“8” & After 8 Cast Party

Kentucky Theater & Black Box Theater

October 2, 2012

The Play begins at 6:30 PM and doors open for the After Party at 8:30 PM

One-night only staged reading of “8″ the Play, Talk Back and After 8 Cast Party.

Play Location:
The Kentucky Theater
214 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

About the Play:
JustFundKY and the Kentucky Conservatory Theatre will produce “8”, a new play written by American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) Founding Board Member and Academy Award–winning writer Dustin Lance Black (Milk).

The play is an  account of Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now called Perry v. Brown), the Federal District court case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which eliminated gay and lesbian couples’ right to marry in California in 2008.

Black based “8” on the actual words of the Federal District Court’s trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama, and interviews with the Perry plaintiffs and their families.“8” opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre on Broadway on Monday, September 19, 2011 for an exclusive, one night only staged reading to benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights. The premiere was directed by Tony Award-winning director Joe Mantello and starred Morgan Freeman, Christine Lahti,  John Lithgow, Bradley Whitford.

“8” played to a sold out house and raised over $1 million to fund the case for marriage equality in Federal court.

Talk Back:
Immediately following “8” the audience will have a Q and A about the equality movement in the Talkback with the cast, the audience, and local expert panelists.

The Cast Party
The annual fundraising efforts of JustFundKY.
After 8 . . . The Cast Party Location:
The Black Box Theater
Downtown Arts Center
141 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507

(Includes a Premium Seat for the Play at the Kentucky Theater and hors d’oeuvres and two drinks at the Cast Party)

Buy tickets to the After 8 Cast Party at http://justfundky.org/After8/

To purchase a ticket for only the play,  contact the Kentucky Theater at 859-231-6997.





October 2, 2012
6:30 pm
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Kentucky Theatre
Lexington, KY United States