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Based on the true story of John D'Agata's essay What Happens There, The Lifespan of a Fact follows Jim Fingal, who has a small job: to fact-check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. His boss has given him a big assignment: to apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D'Agata. But now Jim has a huge problem: John made up a lot of the articles. What starts professional, quickly becomes profane.


The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell. Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal.


Directed by

Dustin Wright


In order of appearance

                  Emily Penrose (magazine editor)..................Carmen Adams

                 Jim Fingal (fact-checker)..................................AJ Tumminaro

                 John D'Agata (writer).......................................Norman Lewis

*Directors Note: I understand there are folks in the community who will be disappointed by my decision not to hold auditions for this show. Please allow me to explain my rationale briefly - I am an inexperienced theatrical director. My last directing experience was a high school production of 'Our Town' more than 25 years ago. I am also new to the theater community here in Las Cruces. I am only now acting in my third role in local theater. I am relatively new to Las Cruces, having only been here two years. I chose this show to direct, in part, because I feel it is manageable for me and my limited experience. I decided to cast people with whom I have trust and confidence. If given the opportunity to direct at LCCT in the future I COMMIT, and look forward, to taking off the training wheels and having open auditions since I will know many more people in our local theater community by then. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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