Theater Performance: The Lifespan of a Fact

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Date & Time

Sat, Oct 07 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sun, Oct 08 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wed, Oct 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wed, Oct 11 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thu, Oct 12 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fri, Oct 13 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sat, Oct 14 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sat, Oct 14 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sun, Oct 15 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wed, Oct 18 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Wed, Oct 18 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thu, Oct 19 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fri, Oct 20 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sat, Oct 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sat, Oct 21 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Address (map)

1006 E. Main St.

Venue (website)

Rubicon Theatre

When an established, larger-than-life author John D’Agata (played by Ron Bottitta) submits an essay for publication in a prestigious New York magazine, the new intern Jim Fingal (Jonah Robinson) gets his first assignment from his editor (Inger Tudor) — to fact check the article to make sure everything is accurate. What Jim finds turns his world upside-down. What starts as a routine assignment quickly evolves into a battle of wills as Jim rigorously scrutinizes John’s work, uncovering discrepancies and exaggerations. John, on the other hand, defends his creative liberties as a writer, arguing that the emotional core of the story is more important than strict adherence to facts.

“What I love about Lifespan is that it’s based on a true story,” says Director Simon Levy, “and as the clash intensifies, the play tackles these really important contemporary questions. What is the definition of a ‘fact’ in today’s world? And how does that align with ‘truth’? And who decides? The joy of the play is watching three wonderfully contrasting, funny, and compulsive/obsessive characters battle over their very different views of the answers to those questions.”“THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is a compelling and thought-provoking play that explores the intersection of truth, art, and personal integrity,” says Rubicon Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns. “We are so grateful to Simon and Stephen Sachs at The Fountain for allowing us to share their this story and their incredible artistry with our audiences to open our 25th Season.”

“With sharp wit, humor, with zinging one-liners and powerful dialogue,” adds Burns, “this play keeps audiences engaged while challenging their own perspectives. THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is a riveting exploration of the creative process, journalistic integrity, and the blurry boundaries between fact and fiction. It reminds us that the pursuit of truth can be a complex, messy, and even humorous journey.”





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