By JEREMY KAREKEN & DAVID MURRELL and GORDON FARRELL
OCT. 19 - NOV. 16, 2019
Directed by WENDY GOLDBERG
A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, this fast-paced story explodes with blistering comedy and timely relevance. Facts become blurry when they’re twisted into fiction in the high-stakes world of publishing. Emily Penrose, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high-end magazine, hires a determined millennial fact-checker named Jim Fingal to work on a groundbreaking essay written by the famous author John D’Agata. The deadline is tight, the essay is dense, and everyone must make a good faith effort in telling the story honestly. But the overly eager Jim takes his fact-checking way too far, creating the ultimate showdown of fact versus fiction.
“Terrifically engaging and fascinating!” — The New York Times “You’ll find yourself happy to have your preconceptions disturbed and assumptions unsettled.” — The Washington Post
ADVISORY:The Lifespan of a Fact is suitable for adults and older teenage audiences. Characters lock horns in a debate of fact vs. fiction, and they drop some F-bombs in the process. Their explosive tête-à-têtes
feature other mature themes, including discussions of suicide.
Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.
Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.
PLAYHOUSE PERSPECTIVES: THE CURRENT STATE OF THE FACT
Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse
“I’m not interested in accuracy. I’m interested in truth,” states John D'Agata in The Lifespan of a Fact. How do media writers — whether they’re a journalist, essayist or critic — interpret the word “fact,”
especially in a time when facts and opinions are often considered interchangeable? Join Cincinnati Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Fox and a panel of media experts as they dissect and discuss the definition of “fact” through their own professional
lens. This event is free, but registration is required.
Playhouse Perspectives is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Barbara and Roderick Barr.