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The Lifespan of a Fact

16 Feb 2024 - 2 Mar 2024
Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.

Author: Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Dramatists Play Service, Inc


Just how negotiable is a fact? Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact-checker for a prominent, but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a promising writer with a transcendent story on the suicide of a teenage boy – an essay that could save the magazine from collapse.

When the demanding editor-in-chief assigns the pedantic Jim to fact-check the story, the lines between journalistic integrity and artistic license begin to blur, and the three of them end up in an intense and funny high-stakes showdown. Based on the true story of John D’Agata’s essay ‘What Happened There?’, this fast-paced comedy of deliberate errors asks an age-old question: Why let the truth get in the way of a good story?


Start Date: 16 Feb 2024

End Date: 2 Mar 2024

Performance Times:

2:00pm on:

  • Sat 17th Feb 2024
  • Sun 25th Feb 2024
  • Sat 2nd Mar 2024

8:00pm on:

  • Fri 16th Feb 2024
  • Sat 17th Feb 2024
  • Wed 21st Feb 2024
  • Thu 22nd Feb 2024
  • Fri 23rd Feb 2024
  • Sat 24th Feb 2024
  • Wed 28th Feb 2024
  • Thu 29th Feb 2024
  • Fri 1st Mar 2024
  • Sat 2nd Mar 2024

Ticket Prices:

$27.00 (no concessions)
Groups (10 or more) $25.00 per person

Bookings: 1300 131 552 | https://www.malverntheatre.com.au/book-tickets

Theatre: Malvern Theatre

Theatre Address:

29 Burke Rd, Malvern East, VIC, 3145

Other Information:

Tickets for ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ are on sale now. Group booking enquiries can be made by phoning the Ticket Secretary on 1300 131 552.


Characters Summary:

Jim Fingal, male, aged mid 20s.
John D’Agata, male, aged 40s – 60s.
Emily Penrose, female, aged 40 – 60s.

Audition Dates:

12:00pm on:

  • Sun 8th Oct 2023

7:30pm on:

  • Mon 9th Oct 2023

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