8th-annual Gay in Appalachia event to host reading of ’8′
A one-night-only reading of the new documentary play, “8,” will take place at The Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
The reading is part of the Eighth Annual Gay in Appalachia event and will take place with the permission of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact.
The play was written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER founding board member Dustin Lance Black. It chronicles the trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.
The reading will be directed by Virginia Tech’s Susanna Rinehart. After the reading, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia Claire Guthrie Gastañaga will lead a discussion.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the reading is free and open to the public.
–Mike Shaw, The Burgs