The Lifespan of a Fact

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Broadway, New York
Based on John D'Agata's essay What Happens There.
Role: Jim Fingal
Where: Studio 54
Director: Leigh Silverman
Producers: Leff Richards, Norman and Deanna Twain, Will Trice, Barbara Freitag, Eric Falkenstein, Wendy Federman, Carl Moellenberg, Ken greiner, Van Kaplan, Caiola productions
Writers: Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Opening night: 18 October 2018
Dates: 20 September 2018 - 13 January 2019
Running time: 1 hour and 35 minutes, no intermission

About the play
Jim Fingal (Daniel Radcliffe) has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fingal’s boss Emily (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata (Bobby Cannavale). And now, Jim Fingal has a huge problem: John made up some of his article. Well, a lot of his article. OK, actually, maybe the majority of it? What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim Fingal ever just shut the fact up?

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