SATURDAY: Dustin Lance Black's play "8" to be presented in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- Dustin Lance Black's play "8" will be presented in San Diego on Saturday, performed by members of Looking Glass Theater company at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego in Hillcrest.

"8" is the real-life story of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, two loving couples who want to get married but can’t. Together with attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson and a host of expert witnesses, they take aim at Proposition 8, the discriminatory law that in 2008, took away the right for LGBT couples to marry in California.

As "8" flashes in and out of the Perry court, both sides present the best evidence, arguments and witnesses for and against marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. Audience members will see how the case affects the plaintiffs and their kids.

Following the performance, audience members will have the opportunity to learn how to become involved in the fight for equal rights.

Produced by the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Dustin Lance Black, the play has traveled across the country, including a star-studded premiere Los Angeles last March, which raised over $2-million.

Admission to Saturday's show will be given with a minimum $10 donation. Youth and students will receive free admission.

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego is located at 4190 Front St. in Hillcrest, near UCSD Medical Center. The event will take place in the "Meeting House." Free parking is available in the adjacent ACE parking lot.

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