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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:41 PM

Produced in Association with Broadway Producer Michael Butler (HAiR) and Tribe Entertainment Group, Civic Leaders and Star-Studded Cast Join Nationwide Production of Landmark Marriage Equality Play by Oscar-Winning Screenwriter of Milk & J. Edgar

LONG BEACH, CA – Civic leaders and a star-studded cast will perform a one-night- only reading of “8, The Play,” with Public Theatre of Southern California, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact. “8, The Play,” chronicles the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21st at The Ernest Borgnine Theater, located at 855 Elm Avenue in downtown Long Beach. To purchase tickets, please visit or e-mail

A TALK-BACK with Producing Artistic Director Denis McCourt, cast and Proposition 8 experts will take place immediately following the performance and will include Documentary Filmmaker Charlie Gage INSPIRED: The Voices Against Prop 8, also, Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, the plaintiffs of the lawsuit against California and Schwarzenegger.

Afterward, guests will participate in a VIP Fundraising Celebration sponsored by Primal Alchemy Chefs Dana and Paul Buchanan. Proceeds will benefit the American Foundation of Equal Rights (AFER). Tickets cost $120, and include the performance and after party libations. Tickets for the VIP Fundraising Celebration can be purchased at

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