Tuesday, January 29, 2013

FUMC Pasadena presents an intimate reading of 8

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena to Produce Landmark Marriage Equality Play by Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter of Milk & J. Edgar

Pasadena, CA – The Drama Committee and Reconciling Committee of First United Methodist Church Pasadena, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, are proud to announce an intimate 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” had its much-heralded Broadway world premiere in September 2011 and its star-studded Los Angeles premiere in March 2012.

The production is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Hollingsworth v. Perry), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.

What: A staged reading of “8,” the landmark marriage equality play by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black.

Who: First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, jointly sponsored by the Drama Committee and Reconciling Committee

When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 

Where: FUMC Pasadena, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101 in Fellowship Hall

Cost: Free

FUMC Pasadena Info:  Our cast and crew all have dedicated themselves to giving a performance that you won’t soon forget.  Mark your calendars and get to FUMC on March 15 or 16!  This is a free event, but a free-will offering will be taken with half of the proceeds to go to AFER.  The reading will be followed by a short talk-back session.  Contact the Church Office for more information: 626.796.0157

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