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Tag: Found Space Productions

Aug.
8th

Marriage equality theater: Found Space Productions gives staged reading of docudrama “8” at University of Puget Sound


Everett McCracken, left, Marilyn Bennett and Joe Grant will be part of the staged reading of "8" on Saturday night at UPS. Photo: Kali Raisl

It’s all over the headlines and now it’s on stage too: gay marriage rights, coming this Saturday to the Norton Clapp Theatre at the University of Puget Sound. A staged reading of docudrama “8” by playwright Dustin Lance Black (“Milk,” “J. Edgar”) comes courtesy of Found Space Productions, last seen on the Hilltop in a temporary Spaceworks site producing edgy plays by Albee and others.

“8” is basically the court case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger (the American Foundation for Equal Rights versus California’s 2008 anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8) turned into theater. Just written last year, the mix of trial transcripts read by actors, interviews and original Prop 8 TV ads was intended to give the public a true account of what happened in the 2009 trial, which eventually led to the overturn of the proposition.

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