The Broadway production of The Lifespan of a Fact, which continues its world-premiere run at Studio 54 through January 13, 2019, will play an additional matinee performance with proceeds benefiting The Actors Fund. The special performance will take place January 2.
The Lifespan of a Fact opened at Studio 54 October 18. The new play by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell is directed by Leigh Silverman and stars Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, and Daniel Radcliffe.
Tickets for the benefit performance range between $129 and $249 for orchestra seats and $59-$179 for mezzanine seats. They are now on sale at actorsfund.org/LifespanOfAFact or by calling (212) 221-7300, ext. 133.
In The Lifespan of a Fact, Jim, a determined young fact checker (Radcliffe) is tasked with checking a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author John D’Agata (Cannavale). Together with Jim's demanding editor, Emily (Jones), they take on the high-stakes world of publishing and debate the nature of truth in literary nonfiction.
The play is based on D’Agata’s piece “What Happens There,” an essay written 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.
The Lifespan of a Fact began performances September 20.
The creative team includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), Linda Cho (costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (original music and sound design), and Lucy Mackinnon (projection design).