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Dustin Lance Black Takes Proposition 8 To The Stage

Openly Gay Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black will adapt transcripts from the Proposition 8 trials in California to created a a play.

The Associated Press reports:

A new play about the battle over same-sex marriage in California by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of ?Milk? is slated for a one-night-only reading on Broadway.

Dustin Lance Black?s play ?8?? about Proposition 8 will be performed for a fundraiser at the Eugene O?Neill Theatre on Sept. 19. Casting will be announced later.

Proposition 8 is the measure approved by California voters in 2008 that bans gay marriage in the state. A federal judge struck the law down last year. That ruling is being appealed.

The play, which is based on the trial transcript and interviews, will be directed by Tony Award-winning actor and director Joe Mantello.