"8"—a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar)—demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.
Kenneth Elliott, assistant professor of theater, will direct the free staged reading, which is co-produced by the Department of Fine Arts and the Rutgers-Camden Gay-Straight Alliance.