Behind the scenes
Jeremy Kareken (Playwright), David Murrell (Playwright), Gordon Farrell (Playwright), Cristina Alicea (Director), Chuck Padula (Scenic Design & Technical Direction), John B. Forbes (Lighting Design), Harry Chaikin (Sound Designer), & Cora Fauser (Costume Design)
Jordan Gullikson, Maria Hendricks, & Timmy Lewis
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How negotiable is a fact? A determined young fact checker for one of the best magazines in the country, has been given a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking essay by a legendary author. But he has a huge problem: a lot of the article is made up. As the final deadline looms, “truth” and “accuracy” – and whether it is appropriate for a writer to substitute one for the other – square off in this comedic, high-stakes, showdown. Based on the true story of John D'Agata's essay What Happens There.
Vermont Stage’s “The Lifespan of a Fact” is rich entertainment, humorous with a deeper pathos, well-performed.
The play's humor comes from the characters' intransigence about facts that mean very little on their own.