713 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Performing at Lake Worth Playhouse (Sep 14 - Sep 14)
Runtime: 2 Hours
Lake Worth Playhouse and Compass are proud to announce a one-night-only reading of “8,” a play chronicling 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.
“8” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.
Black, who penned the Academy Award-winning feature film Milk and the film J. Edgar, based “8” on the actual words of the trial transcripts, first-hand observations of the courtroom drama and interviews with the plaintiffs and their families.
The evening will include a pre-show reception and a post-show talk back.
The pre-show reception is catered by Callaro’s Steak House
Cast Members Include
Court Clerk: Meredith Ockman; Boise: Michael DeGrotta; Olson: John Costanzo; Cooper: Christopher Burdick; Judge Walker: Trent Steele; Maggie Gallagher: Julie Seaver; Kris Perry: Brandy DeMil; Sandy Stier: Marcie Hall; Paul Katami: Mark Fetterly; Jeff Zarrillo: Ricky Klimas; Elliot Perry: Spencer Perry:; Dr. Nancy Cott: Jenny McCready
Dr. Ilan Meyer: Charlie Fredrickson; Ryan Kendall: Jason Parsley; Dr. Gregory Herek: Michael Woods; Dr. Gary Segura: Daniel Eilola; David Blankenhorn: Michael McKeich; Hak-shing William Tam: Eric Harazi; Evan Wolfson: Jay Horne; Broadcast Journalist: Atashi Bhagvat; Broadcast voice over (done live) Susy Diaz; Sons: Damon Morra and Michael Reizberg
"The Lake Worth Playhouse has been a cornerstone of the City of Lake Worth since its incorporation in 1953. A vibrant and thriving community theatre situated in the heart of downtown Lake Worth, the Playhouse serves over 30,000 patrons a year. Now entering its 59th Season, the Playhouse offers a broad range of cultural opportunity to the entire Palm Beach County community. From Broadway musicals to comedies and straight dramas, to films and special events, the Playhouse has something for everyone throughout the year! Valet Parking right in front of the theatre, offered on Thursday, Fright and Saturday (nights only) for only $5!"