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    Pandora continues the same-sex marriage conversation with "8"
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    Pandora Productions has teamed with sponsor JustFundKY to bring a staged reading of “8” to Louisville audiences this weekend.

    The play, quickly becoming a national sensation, is written by screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who also penned J. Edgar and the Academy Award winning movie, Milk.

    "8" chronicles the Federal District Court trial regarding Proposition 8 in California, which took away marriage rights for same-sex couples.

    Proposition 8 was passed in November of 2008. 

    In 2010, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) successfully challenged Proposition 8 in the federal case Perry v. Schwarzennegger, which overturned the proposal. 

    A stay was placed on the ruling which remains in effect today, barring any same-sex marriages from occurring in California until all appeals are decided. The United States Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case in mid-2013.

    The play “8” contains dialogue from actual court transcripts and presents both sides of the debate. Performances will be followed each night with a time for discussion.

    "8" will be staged at the Henry Clay Theatre, 604 S. Third Street, Thursday, January 3 through Saturday, January 5 at 7:30pm. 

    Tickets are $18, with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Tickets are available online or by calling 502-216-5502.


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    Before landing in the Possibility City, Michelle toured the country performing in various regional theatres. Having been there and done that, she can honestly say that Louisville's cultural opportunities are second to none.

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