Roger Rees, Dan Lauria, Jenn Colella and Rick Elice Set for 8 Reading in NYC

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20 Jun 2012

Rick Elice and Roger Rees
Rick Elice and Roger Rees
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Roger Rees, Dan Lauria, Jenn Colella and Rick Elice will be part of a New York reading of 8, Dustin Lance Black's drama documenting California's court battle over marriage equality.

All Out Arts is presenting the July 27 benefit performance at the Wild Project as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival. It will take place at 8 PM.

Joining Tony winners Rees and Ellis are Lauria, Colella, Stephen Mo Hanan, Destan Owens, David Turner, Patrick Husted, Al Sapienza, Stacia Newcomb, Sam Rosen, Karen Oster, Scott Pearson, Mark Fisher, Rachel Burttram, Susan Louise O'Connor, Sanjiv Jhaveri, Brendan Powers, Peter Kim and Al Sapienza.

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.

For tickets, priced $35, click here. The Wild Project is located at 195 East 3rd Street.