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"8" is enough...

~Tuesday~  After casting my vote during lunch time today, I went over to the Raleigh Little Theater, which is pretty much right behind the building in which I work, where they were showing—for free—the play called 8.

I wish everyone could see this play, and oddly—in retrospect of what President Obama was about to do later in the week—I remember thinking, "I bet if President Obama, being a lawyer, saw this play, he'd have to change his mind about gay marriage."

I can't imagine any of my readers will take an hour-and-a-half to watch this play, but it's available online, and if you're so inclined, I can't recommend it enough. It has some pretty heavy-hitters in it, amongst them being: Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, John Lithgow, George Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Christine Lahti, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner, George Takei, Jane Lynch, and Ellen Barkin.

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(Anonymous)
May. 13th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
8
Awesome, thanks for posting!!
R. :)
(Anonymous)
May. 14th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
8
REP produced this play at Cary Academy a few weeks ago. And while the cast did not include such Hollywood notables, there were quite a few of Raleigh's heavy-hitters in the cast. It was an inspirational evening of meaningful drama.

I should have spread the word and invited you and your crew to come along with me. I apologize.

dailyafirmation
May. 14th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Re: 8
I'm pretty sure this (at RLT) was the same cast that REP produced it with at Cary Academy.

It was the Playmakers (who also did it recently) cast, as I recognized Ray Dooley (appearing courtesy of Actor's Equity as is always denoted by his name in programs) from when I had season tickets to Playmakers (in what now seems like another lifetime and another sexual orientation ago). :-)

Speaking of REP... Sorry to read about that!


Edited at 2012-05-14 06:06 pm (UTC)
cpeel
May. 14th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
I can't imagine any of my readers will take an hour-and-a-half to watch this play
you have such a limited imagination these days John ;)

I watched this with my friends Chris, Russ, and Mark a while back. Think I floored everyone when I was able to elaborate on several of the testimonies because I followed prop8trialtracker.com as the trial was live-blogged. The video, indeed, was very powerful although it left out some of the totally incredulous testimony, oops, I should have said "testimony".
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