Sunday, October 21, 2012

Michael Fields as Judge Vaughn Walker, James Floss as proponent attorney Charles Cooper

In 2010 it became a landmark trial for marriage equality. But there was no video released of what went on in that northern California courtroom, where a ban on marriages of same-sex couples was determined to be unconstitutional.  Marriage equality was declared a Constitutional right.

Now a play based largely on court transcripts as well as interviews and events surrounding this trial is coming to Humboldt State University—for one night only, on November 1 in the Van Duzer Theatre. “This is the trial we did not get to see,” said its director, Clint Rebik. “But with this staged reading we get that opportunity.”

    “People need to witness what happened in the Proposition 8 trial, if for no other reason than to see inequality and discrimination unequivocally rejected in a court of law where truth and facts matter,” said the playwright of 8, Academy Award winning screenwriter Justin Lance Black.

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