The full cast (or close to it) has been announced for the West Coast production of 8, Dustin Lance Black's play about the Prop 8 trial.
George Clooney and Martin Sheen will play plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, the all-star attorneys who notably faced-off in Bush v. Gore. Christine Lahti and Jamie Lee Curtis will play plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, a lesbian couple together for eleven years and the parents of four boys. Matthew Morrison and Matt Bomer will play plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, a gay couple together over ten years.
Jane Lynch will play prominent opponent of marriage equality Maggie Gallagher, co-founder and former chairman of the National Organization for Marriage. Rob Reiner will play David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the Institute for American Values.
As you may recall, Gallagher attended the play's benefit performance in New York on some sort of surveillance mission.
Additional cast includes Emmy Award-winning journalist Campbell Brown, Emmy Award-nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, prominent gay rights activist Cleve Jones, Tony Award-nominee Rory O’Malley, Emmy Award-winner Yeardley Smith, and acclaimed Star Trek television and film star George Takei.
The production will take place on March 3 and benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Ticket information here.
Check out the long trailer for the play, shot featuring its cast from the NY benefit, AFTER THE JUMP...