Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
The battle over California’s Proposition 8 hits the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as three Tulsa theater groups combine talents to present 8, a drama re-enacting parts of a key 2010 federal court trial on the constitutionality of denying same-sex marriage. Theatre Tulsa, Odeum Theatre Company and Theatre Pops will hold a staged reading of the piece by award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar, HBO’s Big Love) just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court heard the debate. 8 premiered in September 2011 and later moved onto Los Angeles with a cast of film actors that included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon and others. This production boasts some faces familiar to the Tulsa theater scene, including Craig Walter, Chad Oliverson and Heather Sams. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27, in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doenges Theatre, 110 E. Second St. Tickets $12, available at www.myticketoffice.com and at the PAC box office. This play is recommended for a mature audience.