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Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale star in a new play based on John D'Agata's essay. 

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jan. 13, 2019.

Show Overview

About The Lifespan of a Fact

Based on the true story of D'Agata's essay What Happens There, The Lifespan of a Fact follows Fingal, who has a small job: to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author D'Agata. But now Fingal has a huge problem: D'Agata made up a lot of his article. What starts professional quickly becomes profane.


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