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"8" the Play: Benefit Reading for Maryland Marriage Equality
User Contributed Published September 19, 2012
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Round House Theatre
4545 East-West Hwy.
Bethesda, MD 20824
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Event date and times: October 8, 2012, 7:30 PM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $15

Phone: 703-217-2538

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Ticket Information: Buy at or by phone at 240-644-1100. Proceeds benefit AFER and Equality Maryland.

Event Details: Less than a month before Marylanders go to the polls to make a historic decision about same sex marriage, DC Theatre Collective ( will present a one-night-only benefit reading of "8” - a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. "8" is written by Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning author of the feature film "Milk." TICKETS ARE $15: Buy at or by phone at 240-644-1100 The cast of well-known local actors includes Helen Hayes Award winners and nominees, as well as several openly gay and lesbian actors. The cast includes: Frank Britton, Caleb Caudill, Felicia Curry, Chris Dinolfo, Lee Mikeska Gardner, Will Gartshore, Chris Geidner, Rick Hammerly, Lisa Hodsoll, James Konicek, Susan Lynskey, Rose McConnell, Scott McCormick, Carl Menninger, Jared Mercier, Daniel Rice, Tom Story, MaryBeth Wise, and Jaysen Wright. Stay after the show for a discussion panel with experts and advocates about the legal and political fight for marriage equality in Maryland, moderated by award-winning journalist Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed. The performance is presented with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, with all proceeds benefiting AFER and Equality Maryland.

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