Brad Pitt and George Clooney join star-studded charity play about gay marriage live-streaming tonight!

Long time A-list celebrity pals and pranksters George Clooney and Brad Pitt are staring in a play tonight about gay marriage. Unfortunately, they aren’t playing lovers (that would have been awesome, we even had a typo in the title that originally said “Brad Pitt and George Pitt,”) but they are joining a huge star-studded cast for a reading of a play about the overturning of California’s Proposition 8 (the gay marriage ban.)

Matt Bomer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Lynch, Christine Lahti, John C. Reilly, James Pickens Jr., Mattthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Yeardley Smith, Campbell Brown, Kevin Bacon and George Takei will also be reading the play “8” written by Dustin Lance Black, and directed by Rob Reiner today at Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. All proceeds are to benefit the fight for marriage equality.
Brad Pitt will play U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who ruled that Prop 8 was unconstitutional and George Clooney and Martin Sheen are going to be David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, the attorneys for the plaintiff in the trial that overruled Proposition 8. Director Rob Reiner says the play will help the public “see why marriage equality is the last leg of the civil rights fight, and why everyone should be allowed to marry the person they love.”


Those of us at home can live stream the performance @ 7:30 PM PT / 10:30 PM EST on the American Foundation for Equal Rights’ Youtube channel.

You can learn more about the event at the American Foundation for Equal Rights website.

Rob Reiner’s message about the play:

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