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 County, CSUMB Health & Wellness Services, The Diversity Center of Santa Cruz, Nonprofit 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 8theplaySalinas@gmail.com or by phone (831) 755-6816 during a very limited period. See www.2x4BASH.com 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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About 2x4BASH

The 2x4BASH was founded in 2011 at The Western Stage in order to provide an opportunity for the next generation of theatre artists to collaborate, innovate and educate through provocative contemporary theater. Our second season will begin in July, 2012 running until end of August, 2012.

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