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'8' play Sunday in Oak Park, Dean Richards, Megan Cavanagh
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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 .



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


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

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