Watch Brad Pitt in Prop 8 Play
The last thing you may think you want to do is to sit in front of the computer on Saturday night, right? What would you say if we told you that Brad Pitt is joining a live reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles tomorrow (March 3)? And that for the first time ever the reading will be streamed live via YouTube (10:45 EST/7:45 Pacific)?
Pitt takes on the role of Judge Vaughn R. Walker, the judge who ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional in California. He joins a star-studded cast, including several of our favorite out stars like Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and George Takei – as well as George Clooney, Kevin Bacon and many other famous faces. The Names Project Founder Cleve Jones is also taking part in the reading, produced by the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact.
The play centers around two same-sex couples depicted by Jamie Lee Curtis and Christine Lahti and Matthew Morrison and Matt Bomer (who, in real life, recently revealed he was gay) using the actual transcripts as inspiration for the story about the marriage equality fight in California.
In a video message, the director of this West Coast reading Rob Reiner has said that the play represents the final frontier of the civil rights movement that allows everyone to legally marry the person they love.
Check it out: