Carrie and I took in another play tonight. Picked her up at 5:00 PM and headed downtown Oklahoma City. This time to the Freede Little Theater located inside the Civic Center Music Hall to see a reading of the play "8". Although the play did not start until 7:00 it was open seating so we needed to be in line early to get decent seats. Actually, we both prefer to be seated front row center in this theater. Me because it makes it easier for me to hear and for both of us we have leg room with no row of seats in front of us. After picking up our tickets we spent a little time in the coffee shop at the Music Hall.
The play chronicles the federal trial over the constitutionality of Proposition 8 that was passed in California in 2008. This law restricted same sex couples from being able to marry in the state of California. It was passed in a general election by a majority of the voters in that state. This play was presented as a "reading" rather than a full blown play. There was a minimal set, no costumes and the actors were not in stage makeup. It was presented pretty much in transcript form of the actual trial. The actors came from most of the different theater companies located in Oklahoma City and each of them provided their talent for free. My good friend, Jonathan Beck Reed, was one of the principal players. (After the show Carrie got a chance to meet Jonathan.)
This was a very thought provoking play and presented both sides of the argument about same sex marriage. Following the actual play they were having a "talk back" session with a couple of moderators, the cast and the audience. Since Carrie is scheduled to work tomorrow we felt it best to get her home.
Another enjoyable evening with my lovely niece.