by Dustin Lance Black
Directed by Ann Filmer
Produced by OPALGA in association with Oak Park Festival Theatre and Circle Theatre
Sunday, March 10, 2013 7:30 PM
at The Arts Center at 200 N Oak Park Ave

“8”—a new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar)—demystifies the debate around marriage equality by chronicling the landmark trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger. Using the actual court transcripts from the federal trial of California’s Proposition 8 and first-hand interviews, “8” shows both sides of the debate in a moving 90-minute play.

A staged reading with 21 of Chicago’s finest actors directed by 16th Street’s Artistic Director Ann Filmer.

A very special one-night-only performance at The Arts Center at 200 N Oak Park Ave in Oak Park

photos from the show


Dustin Lance Black

Ann Filmer

Dean Richards as Judge Walker
Megan Cavanagh as Ms. Gallagher
Richard Henzel as Ted Olson
Kevin Theis as David Boies
Jack Hickey as Charles Cooper
Patricia Kane as Kris Perry
Amy Matheny as Sandy Stier
Jack Dwyer as Spencer Perry
Nick Hyland as Elliott Perry
Benjamin Sprunger as Paul Katami
Ed Dzialo as Jeff Zarrilllo
Keith Kupferer as Mr. Blankenhorn
Stephen Rader as Evan Wolfson
Robert Koon as Dr. Meyer
Kirsten D’Aurelio as Dr. Cott
Adam Poss as Ryan Kendall
Malcolm Callan as Dr. Herek
Kamal Hans as Dr. Segura
Richard Manera as Hak-shing Tam
Stephanie Diaz as Journalist
Camille Cadenhead as Court Clerk

Kevin Bellie, Projections
Mac Vaughey, Lights
Peter Storms, Sound

Wendye Clarendon