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The University of Toledo Joins Nationwide Productions with Play “8”

The University of Toledo, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-only reading of “8,” a play on October 7, 2012, 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.

One-night-only staged reading on October 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Toledo Doermann Theatre in University Hall. Admission is free and open to the public; no tickets necessary.

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For more information contact Amelia Acuna at 419.672.8250 or

Media Coverage
The Blade (Oct. 4, 2012)
The Independent Collegian (Oct. 10, 2012)

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