19:30, Tue 12th – Sat 16th November 2013 at Pembroke New Cellars
Michaelmas Week 5
Enter the courtroom and witness first-hand the gripping action of the landmark trial in the fight for marriage equality in America. Pembroke Players, in association with Broadway Impact and AFER, present a staged reading of ‘8’, a documentary play about the ‘Perry vs. Schwarzenegger’ trial, written by Academy Award-Winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar). Following the performance, stick around for a discussion about ongoing developments in this debate at home and abroad.
‘8’ is based on the actual words of the court transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families. Performed as a documentary play, it sits at the intersection of art and politics and uses pre-existing documentary material as source material for the script. Breaking down the perceived barriers between the personal and the political, ‘8’ attempts to bring the audience into the real-life courtroom of the landmark trial that changed American history.
This event is being run as a fundraiser for PACE, a LGBT+ mental health charity.