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Expected Running Time
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2022/23 Mainstage Season

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT
Philadelphia Premiere
By Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer

LIVE ON STAGE
February 2 - March 5, 2023


A famous writer, a magazine editor, and a lowly fact checker walk into a bar disagree about the meaning of words, truth, and art. This play comedy pits the three against one another in a struggle to the death an epic battle and chaos ensues. Based on the best-selling book by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal – the real-life writer and fact checker – The Lifespan of a Fact exposes shocking secrets explores meaningful questions about truth vs. art.

This production will be performed at St. Stephen's Theater, which is conveniently located at 923 Ludlow Street in Center City Philadelphia. We regret that both the seating area and restrooms require navigating a flight of stairs and are therefore not accessible to patrons using a wheelchair; no elevator service is available. We are, however, able to accommodate patrons with early seating or other special needs; please let us know how we may assist you. Get directions & parking info»
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Everyone other than the actors on stage must wear properly fitted masks at all times in all parts of our venue, including the performance space, lobby, restrooms, stairwells, etc. Thank you for your cooperation with these safety protocols that help protect you, our staff and crew, and our unmasked actors – and help avoid unfortunate performance cancellations.
last updated 1/3/23
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THE CAST

Trevor William Fayle as Jim Fingal  •  Joanna Liao as Emily Penrose  •  Ian Merrill Peakes as John D'Agata

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Dirk Durossette, Scenic Designer  •  Kelly Myers, Costume Designer  •  Amanda Jensen, Lighting Designer  •  Chris Sannino, Sound Designer  •  Michael Long, Projection Designer  •  Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager  •  Patrick Reilly, Assistant Director
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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