The Lifespan of a Fact

DC Premiere

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THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, & Gordon Farrell
January 28 - February 25, 2023
Playwrights
Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Director
Susan Marie Rhea
DC Premiere

Jim Fingal 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.

Special Events
Audience Talkback: Meet the Artists

February 5, 2023 | Following the performance
Free and open to all patrons

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Young Professionals Happy Hour

February 10, 2023 | Happy Hour @ 7:00 pm, Show @ 8:00 pm
Discounted tickets are $40 and include 1 pre-show drink, exclusive access to our upstairs lounge, and a seat for the evening’s performanc

Audience Talkback with Bob Levey

Prize-winning journalist who has covered the Washington scene since the Johnson administration
February 12, 2023 | Following the performance
Free and open to all patrons

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Club Keegan at Botanical Bar

Join us at Botanical Bar (1633 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036)
March 3, 2023 | 6:00 pm
$25 event ticket includes drink and appetizer (show ticket sold separately)

“Terrifically funny … the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.”
— Variety
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Cast
Colin Smith
John D’Agata
Colin Smith
Sheri S. Herren
Emily Penrose
Sheri S. Herren
Iván Carlo
Jim Fingal
Iván Carlo
Jared H. Graham
Jim Fingal Understudy
Jared H. Graham
Production Team
Director
Susan Marie Rhea
Stage Manager
Gabrielle Busch
Projections Designer
Jeremy Bennett
Resident Scenic Designer / Lead Carpenter
Matthew J. Keenan
Properties / Set Dressing Designer
Cindy Landrum Jacobs
Lighting Designer
Venus Gulbranson
Sound Designer
Brandon Cook
Costume Designer
Shadia Hafiz
Fight Choreographer
Ryan Sellers
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