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The Lifespan of a Fact at Stoic Theatre @ UST Drama

Dates: (2/22/2024 - 3/2/2024 )


Stoic Theatre @ UST Drama

Jones Hall 3910 Yoakum blvd

Phone: 7135253523

Tickets: $7-17

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Stoic Theatre @ UST Drama opens the critically acclaimed play “The Lifespan of a Fact” on Feb 22nd based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal. THE STORY: 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.

Directed by Assistant Professor Michael Morrison and staring Eden Hawkins (Communications/Drama), Carman Stovall (Drama), Angel-Illyanna Garcia (Drama) and Maria Gelves (Counseling). This production runs 2/22-2/3 (Thursday/Friday/Saturday) @ 7:30 pm. The show has a 95-minute run time and contains strong language and themes (pg-13). Tickets are $7-17 and can be purchased via 

“…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.

“[THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT] moves with the ticking-clock urgency the situation demands, yet finds appropriate moments to breathe and let us ruminate on the personal, professional and moral issues at stake…[an] ingenious adaptation of the sui generis book of the same name…” —The Hollywood Reporter.

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