THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT pits a famous writer, a magazine editor, and a lowly fact-checker against one another in a chaotic battle over the meaning of words, truth, and art. Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal – the real-life writer and fact-checker – this comedy explores meaningful questions about truth vs. art and when art is more ‘truthful’ than facts.
From the Adjudicators: "It's hard to find good problem plays that showcase two ends of a philosophical divide without diminishing either view. But in The Lifespan of a Fact, a single sentence starts a war of attrition that challenges and redefines our definition of truth and reality, all the while without reducing or simplifying those who believe in a spiritual versus literal truth. Ian Merrill Peakes and Trevor William Fayle trade brilliant barbs and find themselves as a textured diametrically opposed Odd Couple as the audience is caught between an exhilarating intellectual tennis match between the two. With great lighting and projections illuminating a well conceived stage, the tightly directed Lifespan of a Fact is not a show to miss."
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