“8”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013

We were honored to be selected by the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) to be one of the presenters of a reading of their play “8”.

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“8”—a new play by AFER and Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) chronicles 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.

The show was directed by our own Rev. Lora Brandis, and produced by Pamela Lopez and Matthew Weisman.  Stage design, lighting and audio were provided by the remarkable Claudia and Rick Barton who transformed our sanctuary into a theater.   Laure Mckinnon, David Barker, Mary-Ellen Bruskotter, Larry Swerdlove and Daniel Weisman were among a great group of back-stage crew without whom the show could not have happened.
Photo by Brian Pletcher

Photo by Brian Pletcher

“8”   CAST

Judge Vaughn Walker –  Ken Johnson
Ted Olson – Sandy Galin
David Boies – Laurel Murray
Charles Cooper – Ted Young
Maggie Gallagher – Pamela Lopez
Kris Perry – Sindy Swerdlove
Sandy Stier – Randall Edwards
Paul Katami – Doug Green
Jeff Zarrillo – Erik Halseth
Elliott Perry – Daniel Weisman
Spencer Perry –  Sloane Powers
Dr. Nancy Cott – Colleen Ryan
Dr. Ilan Meyer – Marcy Wingard
Ryan Kendall – Michael Hobbs
Dr. Gregory Herek –  Michael Pittas

Dr. Gary Segura – Jessica Lesko
David Blankenhorn – Dana Rheaume
Hak-°shing William Tam – Richard Elsley
Evan Wolfson – Jamell Dorton
Court Clerk  – Floyd Martin
Broadcast Journalist – Monika del Bosque
Photo by Brian Pletcher

Photo by Brian Pletcher

Photo by Brian Pletcher

Photo by Brian Pletcher

Photo by Brian Pletcher

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Photo by Brian Pletcher

Photo by Brian Pletcher

Performances:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013 – 8:00pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2013 – 8:00pm
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2013 – 3:00pm

More information about the play “8” is here:  8theplay.com

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