The night before the vote will occur on HB 437 in Concord, which is the bill
to repeal marriage equality in NH, the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State
College will produce a staged reading of “8." Dustin Lance Black, the
Academy Award winning screenwriter of the films Milk and J. Edgar, took 3600
pages of Prop 8 trial transcript and created a 90-minute production using
the actual words of trial participants.

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a strong supporter of marriage
equality in NH, will send a representative from her office to bring
greetings to the cast, local marriage equality activists and audience
members attending the final NH staged reading of "8."

“8” had a much-heralded Broadway world premiere on September 19 at the
sold-out Eugene O’Neill Theatre in New York City. Its West Coast premiere
was held on Saturday, March 3, in Los Angeles where the cast included George
Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen and Christine Lahti. It was directed by
AFER founding board member and acclaimed actor and director, Rob Reiner.

The Redfern Arts Center is producing “8” with license from AFER and Broadway
Impact, a non-profit organization of theatre artists and fans mobilized in
support of marriage equality. The Keene State College production is
sponsored by the Redfern Arts Center, the Department of Theatre and Dance,
the Campus Commission on Diversity and Multiculturalism, Monadnock Live Free
and Equal, and Standing Up for New Hampshire Families.

The reading will be presented ONE NIGHT ONLY on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
in the Redfern’s Main Theatre. There will be a pre-show reception in the
Redfern lobby at 6 p.m. and a brief post-show discussion following the
reading. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Contact the Box
Office at 603-358-2168. Patrons should arrive by 6:45p.