WGN's Dean Richards and Megan Cavanagh (A League of Their Own, Scrooge & Marley) lead a cast of 21 in a one-night-only staged-reading performance of "8"a play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar), Sunday March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at The Arts Center of Oak Park, 200 N. Oak Park Ave in Oak Park.
Presented by The Oak Park Area Lesbian & Gay Association (OPALGA) in collaboration with 16th Street Theater, Oak Park Festival Theatre and Circle Theatre, "8" demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Using actual court transcripts from the federal trial challenging California's Proposition 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.
Directed by 16th Street Theater's Artistic Director Ann Filmer, "8" features a cast of Chicago's finest actors including Amy Matheny, Patricia Kane, Benjamin Sprunger and Ed Dzialo as the plaintiffs; with Megan Cavanagh (A League of Their Own) as Maggie Gallagher, Keith Kupferer as David Blankenhorn and Dean Richards as Judge Walker. Full cast list (below) and bios at www.16thstreettheater.org/seasonSix/8.html .
by Dustin Lance Black
Directed by Ann Filmer
Presented by Oak Park Area Lesbian Gay Association (OPALGA)
in collaboration with 16th Street Theater, Oak Park Festival Theatre and Circle Theatre
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes. No intermission.
WHEN: Sunday March 10 at 7:30 PM.
WHERE: The Arts Center at 200 N Oak Park Ave in Oak Park
Dean Richards as Judge Walker
Megan Cavanagh as Maggie Gallagher
Richard Henzel as Ted Olson
Kevin Theis as David Boies
Jack Hickey as Charles Cooper
Patricia Kane as Kris Perry
Amy Matheny as Sandy Stier
Nick Hyland as Elliott Perry
Benjamin Sprunger as Paul Katami
Ed Dzialo as Jeff Zarrilllo
Keith Kupferer as Mr. Blankenhorn
Stephen Rader as Evan Wolfson
Robert Koon as Dr. Meyer
Kirsten D'Aurelio as Dr. Cott
Adam Poss as Ryan Kendall
Malcolm Callan as Dr. Herek
Kamal Hans as Dr. Segura
Richard Manera as Hak-shing Tam
Stephanie Diaz as Journalist
Camille Cadenhead as Court Clerk
STAGE MANAGED BY: Wendye Clarendon
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Online — www.opalga.org
FOR INFO: CALL (708) 795-6704 X107
General Admission: $20.00
Youth (up to 18 years of age: $10.00
Students (with valid student ID): $15.00
Seniors (60 and over)" $15.00
STREET PARKING in Oak Park is free on Sundays