O'Malley is a CMU alumnus and also a founder of Broadway Impact, a marriage equality non-profit which licenses the rights to 8 for free to organizations across the country. He will portray Ted Olson, lead counsel for the plaintiffs, in the 7 PM free reading.
Jenny Kanelos will join O'Malley and other cast members for a Q&A session following the presentation in the University Center's McConomy Auditorium.
Academy Award-winning "Milk" screenwriter Black authored the play that utilizes the original transcripts from the 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger case, which sought to overturn the 2008 voter-approved Prop. 8 legislation that denied same-sex couples the right to marry. The trial ultimately led to a California federal judge's ruling that Prop. 8 was unconstitutional and unfairly discriminated against homosexuals.
According to CMU, students may obtain two tickets per person with a valid CMU ID, and the public may obtain one per person. Tickets must be picked up in advance at the University Center Information Desk.