By Dustin Lance Black

    19:30, Tue 12th November 2013 - 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

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    Director -
    Publicity -
    Assistant Director -
    Lighting Designer -
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