UVic Law Students To Perform Marriage Equality Play

January 30, 2013

A cast of law students from UVic will perform “8” The Play this coming March 13.

From the UVic calendar:

“A student cast from the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law will perform this widely acclaimed play, documenting the American case for marriage equality as argued in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now called Hollingsworth v. Perry). The performance will be followed by a talkback between the student actors, members of the University of Victoria law community and the audience. The performance of this play will open a conversation about the wide-ranging legal, social, political and economic issues the play raises, the difference between the legal stories for marriage equality in Canada and the United States, and the ways in which art is part of a legal education.”

“8” The Play was written by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar). Audiences will “learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California’s Prop. 8 and first-hand interviews, “8” shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.”

Tickets to the production will be free, watch for details here.

University of Victoria Faculty of Law
Murray and Anne Fraser Building
McGill Road at Ring Road
Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 5C2
Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Performance begins at 7:00 PM.

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