Home Made Theater to Present “The Lifespan of a Fact”

On the Cover – (left to right) J Hunter as John D’Agata, Barbara Miner as Emily Penrose, and Keaton Poore as Jim Fingal. Photos: Dawn Oesch

SARATOGA SPRINGS – For two weekends, starting on Friday, February 10, Home Made Theater will present The Lifespan of a Fact; written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, based on a book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal.

Based on actual events, The Lifespan of a Fact is the story of Jim Fingal, a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

The Director of The Lifespan of a Fact is Laurie Larson, whose previous Home Made Theater directing credits include It’s a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, and 9-5: The Musical. The artistic team also includes Scenic Designer William E. Fritz, Lighting Designer Steve Moulton, Sound Designer Anne-Marie Baker, Costume Designer JJ Buechner *, Properties Designer Maura Pickett, and Stage Manager Christine MacLellan.

The cast of The Lifespan of a Fact includes J Hunter* as John D’Agata, Barbara Miner as Emily Penrose, and Keaton Poore as Jim Fingal.            

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, February 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 7:30 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, February 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th, at 2 pm. All performances are at the Dee Sarno Theater, inside Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. Tickets are available at Home Made Theater’s website, or by calling (518) 587-4427 during business hours.

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