Mount Airy Playhouse Presents A Reading of ‘8: The Play’ This Saturday at 2 PM

Mount Airy Playhouse in association with Broadway Impact, presents
A reading of 8: The Play by Dustin Lance Black.
March 2, 2:00 pm

“On election day 2008, Proposition 8 re-wrote the California state constitution to ban marriage for gay and lesbian citizens. In response, two couples, Sandy Stier & Kris Perry and Jeff Zarrillo & Paul Katami, filed suit against Proposition 8 in Federal Court. Representing them were Ted Olson and David Boies, most famous for representing the opposing sides in Bush v. Gore.


Olson and Boies argued in favor of broadcasting the trial live, and Republican-appointe d Chief Judge Vaughn Walker agreed. But the opponents of marriage equality filed an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States, which blocked plans to broadcast the proceedings. Thus, the nation has been denied access to the live testimony of Sandy & Kris and Jeff & Paul … until today.”



The Court

Judge Vaughn Walker- Bill Spitz
Theodore Olson- Roger Stone
David Boies- Marc Rehr
Charles Cooper-Bill Hurlbut
Court Clerk- Sarah Richards

The Plantiffs

Kris Perry- Mary Rose Winnard
Sandy Stier- Elissa Borzilleri
Spencer Perry- Zach Harriss
Elliott Perry- Brett Cassidy
Jeff Zarrillo- Gabe Potter
Paul Katami- Thomas Copas

Witness for Plantiffs

Dr. Nancy Cott – Mara Bayewitz
Dr. IIan Meyer- Chad Wheeler
Dr Herek- Bill Brown
Dr. Gary Segura- Chad Wheeler
Ryan Kendall- Noah Mitchel

Witnesses for Defense

David Blankenhorn- Keith Tittermary
Dr.Tam- Mara Bayewitz


Evan Wolfson- Bill Brown
Maggie Gallagher- Ellie Borzilleri
Broadcast Journalist- Sarah Richards

Produced and Directed by Thomas Copas
Mt. Airy Playhouse

Admisson is Free.
March 2, 2:00 pm

Mt. Airy Public Library
705 Ridge Avenue
Mt. Airy, MD


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