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Closed January 13, 2019

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Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale all-star in the world premiere of The Lifespan Of A Fact. Coming to Studio 54 this fall, The Lifespan Of A Fact treads the blurred lines on what is considered truth in literary non-fiction.

Directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman The Lifespan Of A Fact is based on the essay by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Assigned to fact-check the piece, Jim Fingal ignited a debate, which lasted seven years (don't worry the play won't be that long), on what is truth and what is false.

What is The Lifespan Of A Fact about?

Jim Fingal (Radcliffe) is a fact-checker extraordinaire working for one of the biggest magazines in the country. When Fingal's boss assigns him his biggest task to date, fact-check a ground-breaking piece by legendary author John D'Ataga (Cannavale), Jim is faced with a huge problem, John has made it all up...

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Dates

Previews from: 20 September 2018

Opening night: 18 October 2018

Run time

One hour and 35 minutes with no intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe as Jim Fingal
Cherry Jones as Fingal's Boss
Bobby Cannavale as John D'Agata

Creative

Written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Based on the book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Scenic Design by Mimi Lien
Costume Design by Linda Cho
Lighting Design by Jen Schriever
Sound Design by Palmer Hefferan
Projection Design by Lucy Mackinnon

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