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“I’m not interested in accuracy; I’m interested in truth.” – John D'Agata

Magazine editor Emily Penrose has cleared space for an essay by renowned writer John D’Agata. The piece is brilliant and offers a rare chance in the magazine world to drive meaningful conversation and possibly make a difference. D’Agata is a gifted writer but is known to take “little liberties” so a quick fact check is in order. Enter intern Jim Fingal, whose task is simple: check the facts, meet the deadline, end of story. But Jim’s zealous defence of the facts soon pits him against the famous writer, who’s more interested in the essence of truth. Based on a true seven-year battle between an innovative essayist and a tenacious fact checker, The Lifespan of a Fact is a sharp, thought-provoking and often hilarious search for truth.


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Cast & Crew

Production
Director Audrey Dwyer
Set & Costume Designer Brian Perchaluk
Lighting Designer Scott Henderson
Sound Designer Dasha Plett
Fight Director Rick Skene
Apprentice Director Christine Leslie
Stage Manager Leslie Watson
Assistant Stage Manager Kathryn Ball
Cast
Jim Fingal Tristan Carlucci
John D'Agata Omar Alex Khan
Emily Penrose Debbie Patterson

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Production ID: 29561
Start Date: 2/9/2022 11:25:58 AM
End Date: 3/5/2022 11:26:10 AM
Title: The Lifespan of a Fact
Playwright: By Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell
and Gordon Farrell
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Synopsis: “I’m not interested in accuracy; I’m interested in truth.” – John D'Agata

Magazine editor Emily Penrose has cleared space for an essay by renowned writer John D’Agata. The piece is brilliant and offers a rare chance in the magazine world to drive meaningful conversation and possibly make a difference. D’Agata is a gifted writer but is known to take “little liberties” so a quick fact check is in order. Enter intern Jim Fingal, whose task is simple: check the facts, meet the deadline, end of story. But Jim’s zealous defence of the facts soon pits him against the famous writer, who’s more interested in the essence of truth. Based on a true seven-year battle between an innovative essayist and a tenacious fact checker, The Lifespan of a Fact is a sharp, thought-provoking and often hilarious search for truth.
Facility: John Hirsch Mainstage
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