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Cañada College Theater Arts Presents - "8"

Cañada College Theatre Arts presents the case for marriage equality with its production of "8", the documentary play by Dustin Lance Black that dramatizes the Perry v. Schwarzenegger / Proposition 8 trial, using actual court transcripts and verbatim interviews.

The proponents of Proposition 8 appealed to the Supreme Court to block the broadcasting of the trial – and won. The testimony of this historic trial was kept hidden from the public.

Learn about the historical context of marriage from expert testimony. See the human cost of discrimination. Uncover the arguments used to justify bans on marriage for gay and lesbian couples. Using the actual court transcripts from the landmark federal trial of California's Proposition 8 and first-hand interviews, "8" shows both sides of the debate in this moving play.

Come to the show, and see what the proponents of Proposition 8 never wanted you to see. Following the performance, stick around for a Q&A with marriage equality advocates to learn more about the fight for equality.


Tuesday, Oct. 15, 11:10 am (SOLD OUT)
Thursday, Oct. 17, 12:45 pm (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, Oct. 19, 1 pm
Saturday, Oct. 19, 7 pm
Monday, Oct. 21, 9:45 am
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 11:10 am
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 11:10 am
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:45 pm
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 pm

All performances will be held in the Flex Theater except the Oct. 21 performance, which will be held in the Main Theater. The cost for tickets is $5 for students, $10 for seniors, and $15 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

For more information and to order tickets, visit the Theatre Arts website or contact Anna Budd at (650) 306-3331 or


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