The Chatham Community Players is excited to present virtually staged reading of “The Lifespan of a Fact” by Jeremy Kareken & David Marrella and Gordon Farrel as a part of their successful Sundays @ 7 play reading series. One Night ONLY – Sunday, February 28th at 7:00 PM. Gus Ibranyi directs.
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.
“…terrifically funny dialogue…once the writer and the fact-checker get into 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.
“…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.
- Bobby Ellis as Jim
- Leslie Williams as Emily
- Charles Grayson as James
Producer is Steffi Denmark
This performance will be streamed via Zoom. Suggested donation is $5 per viewer. To register in advance and receive the link to the live stream, go to Register - Sundays @ 7's The Lifespan of a Fact or visit their website - www.chathamplayers.org. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.