Project 515 returns to Austin after same-sex marriage law passes

Published 10:31 am Monday, October 21, 2013

Project 515 will return to Austin to talk about same-sex marriage now that it has been legalized in Minnesota.

Project 515 will bring its production of “515 — The Tour!” to Paramount Theatre at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 24.

The show is a 45-minute performance by the 515 Players, who portray Minnesotans as they learn about ways marriage affects opposite and same-sex couples. The show is followed by a 15-minute discussion. Since 2007, the 515 Players have performed in front of more than 70 audiences and 6,500 people.

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“This is so much more than a play,” Bryan Gerber, founder of The 515 Players and show producer said in a news release. “It’s a community enrichment program with a strong history of educating Minnesotans about what marriage means and why it matters to all families. We move audiences to see and feel the importance of marriage. We portray what’s in store for same-xex couples when they marry right here in Minnesota.”

Project 515 is a nonprofit organization working to teach Minnesotans about the 515 state laws that provide rights and benefits based on marriage.