Tonight, starting at 7:45 on the West Coast (10:45pm east coast time) the American Foundation for Equal Rights will stage an all-star reading of Dustin Lance Black’s “8” based on the transcripts of the 2010 trial in Judge Vaughn Walker’s courtroom on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8. We’ll have a watch party right here at this thread at MyFDL to enjoy it together, starting about 7:30pm.
This live Los Angeles production includes such stars as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Campbell Brown, Chris Colfer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Vanessa Garcia, Cleve Jones, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, and Matthew Morrison.
Should be fun, with the simultaneity of enjoying the play itself while comparing the performances with our actual memories of the liveblogging and liveblog-reading more than two years ago! I do want to congratulate Judge Vaughn Walker on snagging Brad Pitt as the actor playing him, as I had thought they’d use Brad to play that intrepid front-row Firedoglake liveblogger….
See you tonight!