Gay marriage play ‘8’ to air on radio

Performance that starred Brad Pitt and George Clooney will air on radio to celebrate Gay Pride Month

Gay marriage play ‘8’ to air on radio
05 June 2012

The pro-gay play ‘8’, led by Hollywood actors George Clooney and Brad Pitt, will be heard again across American radio stations in June.

A recording of the 3 March performance, which also starred gay actors Jane Lynch and George Takei, will be played on 90.7 KPFK in Southern California, 89.7 WGBH in Boston, 91.5 WBEZ in Chicago, 89.3 WPFW in Washington, D.C. and over 100 other stations nationwide.

It will air on radio as part of the Gay Pride Month celebrations.

Written by Academy Award winner and activist Dustin Lance Black, the play is about the court case of the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER) to overturn Proposition 8 in 2010. The proposition ruled marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.

In February 2012, an appeal court declared the Prop 8 ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional.

The play made its world premiere on Broadway last year starring Morgan Freeman, Anthony Edwards, and John Lithgow.

The Australian version, to be performed in Melbourne on 8 June and Sydney on 9 June, will coincide with the announcement of the findings of the senate inquiry into marriage equality. It will star comedian Shane Jacobsen, TV actor Lisa McCune, ex-Neighbours star Daniel MacPherson and theatre actor Spencer McLaren.

You can watch the Los Angeles performance here: 

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