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Prop. 8 Play to be Broadcast on Public Radio and Released as Audio Book

The Los Angeles premiere of “8,” the documentary play by Dustin Lance Black starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, and an all-star cast, will soon be broadcast on public radio stations and available for download, just in time for Pride season.

You saw the performance live on YouTube, soon you’ll be able to listen to it on demand wherever you go. writes:

L.A. Theatre Works will broadcast the starry presentation of the drama that traces the Prop. 8 court battle. It will air June 10 from 8-10 PM on 90.7 FM KPFK as part of Gay Pride month. The play will also be streamed on demand at

An audio book, which will be available digitally and on CD, will arrive in stores and via online retailers June 1.

The play will also be syndicated on public radio stations across the country. Check out a sample of the recording:

L.A. Theater Works will also offer exclusive, never-before released content:

The broadcast features added audio, including conversations with Rob Reiner, who directed the March 3 staging, as well as Black, Clooney and other cast members, plus interviews with lawyers David Boies and Ted Olson who led the charge in the courtroom against Prop. 8, the gay marriage ban.

Video of the performance is still available on YouTube, and has attracted nearly three quarters of a million views and even some un-wanted international attention. According to Ted Johnson at Variety:

That apparently was enough to draw online pirates, who are now hawking rather sleek DVDs of the performance on the streets of Shanghai, of all places.

AFER and Broadway Impact are proud to partner with L.A. Theater Works to make “8” as accessible as possible. The more people that know about what happened during the historic Prop. 8 trial, the better. The anti-marriage proponents of Prop. 8 cannot stop the American people from knowing the truth: there is no reason to justify denying loving gay and lesbian couples the fundamental freedom to marry.