ANYONE WHO HAS NEVER TOLD A LIE HAS NEVER TOLD A GOOD STORY…

 

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 (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?

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT is based on the stirring true story of John D’Agata’s essay, “What Happens There,” about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley. Jim Fingal, assigned to fact check the piece, ignited a seven-year debate on the blurred lines of what passes for truth in literary nonfiction. As part of this special event, playwrights Jeremy Kareken (AB '91) and David Murrell (AB '90) will host a talk back exclusively for us after the show. Please join us in what will be a great event.

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Cost: $79
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Organized by the NYC Club

Event Contact
Joanna Kadieva AB'14
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