Reno Stage Scene; “The Lifespan of a Fact” at Bruka Theatre
The Lifespan of a Fact is a thought-provoking journey for the truth, only to find that the truth may not just be a gathering of facts.
~ Photos and Review by Dana Nöllsch ~
What is The Lifespan of a Fact
The Lifespan of a Fact is based on the true story of John D’Agata’s essay “What Happens There.” Jim Fingal is a fact-checker for one of the best magazines in the country and is told by his boss Emily Penrose to fact-check a piece by legendary author John D’Agata. Fingal’s job is challenging as D’Agata has taken many liberties with the facts. The three of them soon find themselves in a room together, coming to grips with just what makes a good story and what the facts have to do with it.
The play, The Lifespan of a Fact, is based on a book co-authored by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal in 2012.
The cast of three bring emotions to the forefront as they debate the ethics of story. The performances are heavy on those emotions; Kathy Welch, Ryan Corrigan, and Bob Ives certainly take the audience on the emotional journey that is ‘The Lifespan of a Fact,’ also bringing the audience laughter to break up the serious tone of the story.
Take a look at some photos from their performance.
Why see The Lifespan of a Fact
Imagine you are looking for a play that entertains you, challenges you to examine your ethics, and helps you know your own truth. In that case, The Lifespan of a Fact is a play that you will want to see.
Directed by David Richards
Emily Penrose … Kathy Welch
Jim Fingal … Ryan Corrigan
John D’Agata … Bob Ives
Stage Manager … Charlie Erhart – Chappell
Stage Manager … Kristina Hamlin
Set Design and Build … Lewis Zaumeyer
Lighting Design … David Simpson
Light & Sound Operation … Jesse Brown
ASM … Kaydence Langstaff
ASM … Brooke Tousely
The Lifespan of a fact runs from January 20 to February 18, 2023, at Bruka Theatre.
For more detailed showtimes and to purchase tickets, go to: https://www.bruka.org/boxoffice
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