Monday, February 18, 2013

"8" Exposes the Clueless Top

Last weekend we saw the play "8." The script of this play was taken from the transcripts of the trial which overturned of Proposition 8 – an amendment that eliminated rights of same-sex couples to marry in California. Prop 8 was determined to be unconstitutional. The case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in March.

The lawyers for the plantiffs – one lesbian couple and one gay couple – explain that several people who promoted Prop 8 had given depositions, but only two had agreed to testify for the trial after they were cross-examined. They realized that their outlandish campaign claims such as "protect the children" would not hold up in court.

"8" gives us a good peek at the people putting themselves on top of their hierarchy of sexual orientation – how clueless they are. The Prop 8 supporters look like Toto in the Wizard of Oz who exposes the smokes screens and rhetoric – there was nothing there.

The show – which is educational as well as entertaining – premiered in Los Angeles. The cast includes well-known actors such as Martin Sheen, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Jamie Lee Curtis.  The production is available in the full version on YouTube (see link below).