MOE & JACK ROUSE and RANDOLPH WADSWORTH present

The Lifespan of a Fact

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MOE & JACK ROUSE and RANDOLPH WADSWORTH present

The Lifespan of a Fact

By JEREMY KAREKEN & DAVID MURRELL and GORDON FARRELL

NOV. 14 - NOV. 16, 2019
Marx Theatre

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Directed by WENDY C. 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.


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.

RUNNING TIME: The Lifespan of a Fact runs approximately 85 minutes, with no intermission.


Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

 

 

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Director's Notes by Wendy C. Goldberg

Sep 27, 2019
Natalie Hulla

Playhouse Associate Artist Wendy C. Goldberg shares her artistic perspective of the Broadway comedy The Lifespan of a Fact.

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A Battle of Fact vs. Fiction

Oct 2, 2019
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A critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway play, The Lifespan of a Fact is a fast-paced, blistering comedy.

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A Whip-Smart Comedy of Conflict

Oct 8, 2019
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Director Wendy C. Goldberg delivers her perspective on helming The Lifespan of a Fact in this feature Q&A.

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Artists

JuCoby Johnson

Jim Fingal

Kate Rigg

Emily Penrose

David Whalen

John D'Agata

Jeremy Kareken

Playwright

David Murrell

Playwright

Gordon Farrell

Playwright

Wendy C. Goldberg

Director

Todd Rosenthal

Set Designer

Jen Caprio

Costume Designer

Josh Epstein

Lighting Designer

Kate Marvin

Sound Designer / Composer

Joe Payne

Projections

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

Jenifer Morrow

Production Stage Manager

Brooke Redler

Second Stage Manager

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