"The Lifespan of a Fact" | Stonzek Black Box Series at Stonzek Theatre

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Lifespan of a Fact poster

by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal

$25-All seats/General Admission. On-line sales will end at approx. 2:30 pm for 8pm performances and 10:30 am for 2pm performances. Theatre entry tickets will be held for pickup at the Stonzek under the buyer's last name, doors open for entry approx. 1/2 hour before show times.


Jim is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

Buoyantly literate…wholly resonant questions [are] wrestled with in this briskly entertaining play…you’ll find yourself happy to have your preconceptions disturbed and assumptions unsettled.” —Washington Post.

A lively debate on the ethics of factual truth vs. the beauty of literary dishonesty, it’s time to really sit up and listen…Their deadly serious but oh-so-funny ethical dispute is brilliantly argued…the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” —Variety.

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