The Lifespan of a Fact, Streaming

Thu, May 27th - Sun, Jun 6th
May
27
Thu

through Sun, Jun 6th

May 2021

Virtual Event

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal

Filmed In-Person on stage at The Spot with a fully vaccinated company with approval from the Actors’ Equity Association

VIRTUALLY STREAMING MAY 27- JUNE 6

TICKET PRICING: $10 Rush Ticket / $13 Student Ticket / $25 Standard Ticket

www.spotsunvalley.com to purchase tickets

 

“The debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” – Variety

SHOW DESCRIPTION:

The Lifespan of a Fact is the true-ish story of the critically acclaimed author, John D’Agata, and a young fact-checker, Jim Fingal, navigating the nature of truth.

How negotiable is a “fact?”

When John’s essay about the suicide of Las Vegas teenager Levi Presley is selected by an illustrious magazine editor, Emily Penrose, to be featured in a fast-approaching publication, Jim Fingal is assigned his first major job: the straight forward task of fact-checking the essay. Jim–with sincerity, a dogged loyalty to accuracy, and a tight deadline–digs into the essay and begins to discover it is rife with inconsistencies, fabrications and misleading claims. John maintains the liberties taken are necessary–that the piece is an essay, not an article, where the bounds of truth shift in service of telling the story. Emily becomes arbiter of the literal and figurative battle that comedically ensues as John and Jim go head to head over what constitutes “fact” and how to most truthfully honor the life of Levi Presleyas the Monday morning deadline looms.

SUITABILITY: The Lifespan of a Fact is suitable for adults and recommended for audiences 14+ due to language, mature themes and discussion of suicide.

 

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