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500 Castro St At Mercy St, Mountain View, CA 94039

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The Lifespan of a Fact

January 13 - February 7, 2021

A smart rib-bustingly funny play!

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Acclaimed Dramedy The Lifespan Of A Fact

Critically acclaimed 'truthy' comedy The Lifespan Of A Fact comes to Theatreworks Silicon Valley this coming winter as part of its 2020/21 season programming.  A startling exploration of ego, what constitutes truth and who gets to decide, the arresting story takes place over the course of 5 frenzied days during which a famous essayist and fact-checker tussle intellectually as the lines between fact and fiction become ever blurrier.

Based on the essay by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal about the Las Vegas suicide of teenager Levi Presley, Lifespan Of A Fact follows Jim Fingal, fact-checker extraordinaire/employee of one of the biggest magazines in the country, and legendary author John D'Ataga. When Fingal's boss assigns him his biggest task to date, to fact-check a groundbreaking piece by D'Ataga, Jim is faced with a huge problem when he discovers the work may be fabricated...

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Opening night: 13 January 2021

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