Local theater company The District Arts Collaborative is staging a play to celebrate today’s monumental marriage equality ruling.
Tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m., the company will perform “8,” a staged reading that chronicles the trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.
The play will be performed by a cast of 21 actors on the third floor of Cobalt, located at 1639 R Street NW.
Though opening night coincides with the most important marriage equality ruling ever, director Amy Tolbert Harris says she’s been working on the performance since April.
“It was kind of fate,” says Harris. “When I heard the news, I was in my office, and I just started tearing up.”
“I’m hopeful that people will come based on the ruling,” Harris adds.
Tickets are $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.