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February 11, 2016

DC Theatre Collective Stages Reading of ‘8’ to Support Maryland’s Question 6

DC Theatre Collective hopes a dramatized recounting of the Proposition 8 case in California will help spur Marylanders to vote in favor of Question 6, which would allow same-sex marriage in the Old Line State.

The curtain goes up only once for the local performance of “8,” written by Dustin Lance Black, who is better known for his Academy Award-winning penning of “Milk,” the cinematic biopic of famed gay rights leader and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk.

The play’s debuts in Los Angeles and New York raised more than $3 million for marriage equality initiatives across the country, and Black said he hopes future performances will “help speed that process along.”

Here in D.C., a gaggle of local actors, many openly gay and lesbian, will round out the cast. And there’s an appropriately inside-the-Beltway bonus: Chris Geidner, BuzzFeed’s crack LGBT issues and more reporter, is slated to lead a panel discussion on Maryland’s Question 6.

It all kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Silver Spring’s Round House Theatre. Ticket info at


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