Dustin Lance Black's Prop 8 Play Coming to DC for Pride

Posted by Chris Geidner
May 17, 2012 11:30 AM |

Screen Shot 2012-05-17 at 11.34.15 AM.pngWoolly Mammoth Theatre Company announced a one-night-only reading of 8, Dustin Lance Black's play about the trial over the constitutionality of Proposition 8, to take place at 7 p.m. Monday, June 4, to coincide with Capital Pride 2012.

All tickets will be $5. The reading of 8 at Woolly Mammoth will be directed by Alan Paul, associate director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and will feature Woolly Company Members Jessica Frances Dukes, Rick Foucheux, Jennifer Mendenhall, Eric Sutton and Emily Townley.

Other actors are to be added to the cast in the coming weeks.

The production is produced with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact.

Following the DC reading, Woolly Mammoth announced that it will host a town-hall style discussion with National Gay and Lesbian Task Force executive director Rea Carey, Maryland State Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr. (D), Human Rights Campaign legal director Brian Moulton, and U.S. Department Civil Rights Division of Justice senior counselor Matt Nosanchuk.

The discussion will be livestreamed on #NewPlay TV (www.livestream.com/newplay).

Tickets may be purchased online at www.woollymammoth.net, over the phone at 202-393-3939, or in person at the Box Office located at 641 D St. NW.

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