By Dustin Lance Black

    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.


    Kris Perry
    Sandy Stier
    Elliot Perry
    Spencer Perry
    Theodore Olsen
    David Boies
    Charles Cooper
    Justice Vaughan Walker
    David Blankenhorn
    Maggie Gallagher
    Ryan Kendall
    Dr Nancy Cott
    Dr Gary Segura
    Dr William Tam
    Dr Ilan Meyer
    Dr Gregory Herek/Evan Wolfson
    Broadcast Journalist/Court Clerk
    Paul Katami
    Jeff Zarrillo

    Production Team

    Publicity –
    Assistant Director
    Lighting Designer
    Assistant Producer