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Cindy McCain To Star In '8,' Dustin Lance Black's Gay Marriage Play, In Arizona

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Cindy Hensley McCain attends the Cinema For Peace 2013 Gala For Humanity Honoring Ben Affleck and The Eastern Congo Initiative at Beverly Hills Hotel on January 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Cindy Hensley McCain attends the Cinema For Peace 2013 Gala For Humanity Honoring Ben Affleck and The Eastern Congo Initiative at Beverly Hills Hotel on January 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Cindy McCain is set to take the stage -- quite literally -- on behalf of same-sex marriage.

As the Phoenix Business Journal is reporting, the wife of Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., is slated to appear in a local production of "8," Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black's acclaimed play about Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

She hinted at her enthusiasm for the theater project on Twitter:

Also set to appear in the play, which hits Phoenix's Herberger Theater in May, are the wife of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and media personality Pat McMahon, according to the publication.

Although Senator McCain has been a vocal opponent of marriage equality, his wife and daughter feel differently. In 2010, Cindy and Meghan McCain appeared in a series of NOH8 ads opposing Prop 8.

"Aligning yourself with the platform of gay marriage as a Republican still tends to be very stigmatic, but Cindy McCain wanted to participate in the campaign to show people that party doesn't matter -- marriage equality isn't a Republican issue any more than it is a Democratic issue," NOH8 organizers said of the move at the time, according to Politics Daily.

Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Jane Lynch and Jamie Lee Curtis were among the many top stars to perform in the 2012 production of "8" in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, director Rob Reiner ("When Harry Met Sally...") recently expressed plans to turn the play into a movie.

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