The Lifespan of a Fact

written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

based on the book by JOHN D’AGATA and JIM FINGAL

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Streaming provided by ShowTix

Available to stream: Nov 28 & 29, Dec 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12

Jim Fingal, an intern for a prominent magazine, is given what ought to be an easy assignment by his editor, Emily Penrose: fact-check a 15 page “essay” by renowned writer John D’Agata about the suicide of a teenage boy in Las Vegas. What seems simple soon becomes anything but as Jim dives deeper into the essay, quickly embroiling fact-checker, author, and editor in a debate over where exactly the “truth” lies.

Content Warning: This production contains strong adult language, and discussions of suicide. Viewer discretion advised.

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Jim Fingal (Martin Peacock, left) is the fact-checker assigned to go over John D’Agata’s (Jeff Hoh, right) essay. He finds a few — well, more than a few — problems.

About the Show

Production Staff
Director – Melissa Findley
Stage Manager – Jessy Reaves
Set Design – Melissa Findley
Lighting Design – Scott M. Freese
Electricians – Shelby Chase & M. Derek Nieves
Technical Director & Master Carpenter – M. Derek Nieves
Filming Assistance – Brian Davis & Theresa Davis
Edited by Melissa Findley
Original Music by Gerry Nielson

Emily Penrose – Jessica St. Hill
Jim Fingal – Martin Peacock
John D’Agata – Jeff Hoh

Special Thanks to:
Kafui Ablordeppey
Lauren Antista & Jake Armstrong
Katie Redd, Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Ken Frederikson, Theatre TCC