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Author: Dustin Lance Black Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781580818902
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George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Martin Sheen lead an all-star cast in a powerful portrait of an American civil rights struggle, written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Rob Reiner.

In November 2008, California’s Proposition 8 stripped the freedom to marry away from gay and lesbian couples. Now, two of the nation’s most renowned attorneys, under the auspices of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, have joined forces to challenge Proposition 8 under the United States Constitution. This audio drama faithfully recreates the progression of the historic 2010 federal trial through original court transcripts and interviews conducted with the plaintiffs, as their stories are brought to life before a live audience.

Exclusive interviews include: Dustin Lance Black and Rob Reiner, playwright and director of 8; David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, lead attorneys for the plaintiffs challenging Proposition 8; Backstage interview montage with actors George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Jamie Lee Curtis, John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and James Pickens, Jr.

This full-cast performance features Brad Pitt as Chief Judge Vaughn Walker; George Clooney as David Boies; Martin Sheen as Theodore B. Olson; Kevin Bacon as Charles Cooper; Jamie Lee Curtis as Sandy Stier; Christine Lahti as Kris Perry; John C. Reilly as David Blankenhorn; Jane Lynch as Maggie Gallagher; Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Dr. Ilan Meyer; Matthew Morrison as Paul Katami; Chris Colfer as Ryan Kendall; Yeardley Smith as Dr. Nancy Cott; Matt Bomer as Jeff Zarrillo; George Takei as Dr. William Tam; Rory O’Malley as Dr. Gregory Herek; Cleve Jones as Evan Wolfson; James Pickens, Jr. as Dr. Gary Segura; Jansen Panettiere as Elliott Perry; Bridger Zadina as Spencer Perry; Vanessa Garcia as Clerk; Campbell Brown as Broadcast Journalist.

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About the Author

Dustin Lance Black is a screenwriter, filmmaker and social activist, best known for writing the Academy Award-winning screenplay of the Harvey Milk biopic, Milk, and for his part in overturning California’s discriminatory Proposition 8. He lives in London.

About the Narrator

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of thirty books. His nonfiction includes Jackson, 1964; About Alice; and Remembering Denny. His humor writing includes books of political verse, comic novels, books on eating, and children’s poetry. In 2012, he was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame.