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Sept. 17 through Oct. 10, 2021

 

Showtimes are
8:00 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,
and 2:00 pm on Sundays.

Theatre NOVA's current COVID-19 policy requires guests to be vaccinated and masked while in the building. All attendees should bring their vaccination cards (or digital or paper copy) and photo IDs.

Sunday, 9/19 is SOLD OUT.

THEATRE NOVA PRESENTS THE MICHIGAN PREMIERE OF

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT

by 

Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell

and

Gordon Farrell

Jim Fingal had one job: to fact-check renowned essayist John D’Agata’s piece for the high-profile magazine where he interns. But the more Jim digs, the more “alternative facts” he discovers in the article. Soon he finds himself in an all-out battle of truth versus fiction with the famous author. Based on the true story of D’Agata’s essay “What Happens There,” The Lifespan of a Fact is a hilarious examination of how sometimes cold hard facts do not necessarily lead to the truth. Directed by Carla Milarch. Featuring Andrew Huff, Justin Montgomery, and Diane Hill.

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“…terrifically funny dialogue…once the writer and the fact-checker get into a lively debate on the ethics of factual truth vs. the beauty of literary dishonesty, it’s time to really sit up and listen…Their deadly serious but oh-so-funny ethical dispute is brilliantly argued…the debate at the heart of this play transcends comedy and demands serious attention.” - Variety.

“…buoyantly literate…wholly resonant questions [are] wrestled with in this briskly entertaining play…you’ll find yourself happy to have your preconceptions disturbed and assumptions unsettled.” —Washington Post

“[THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT] moves with the ticking-clock urgency the situation demands, yet finds appropriate moments to breathe and let us ruminate on the personal, professional and moral issues at stake…[an] ingenious adaptation of the sui generis book of the same name…” —Hollywood Reporter

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