The Lifespan of a Fact

STARTS JUN 21, 2024

By Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal
Directed by Jessica Holt †

June 21-July 21

July 16-21


There will be no intermission.




Intimate. Intriguing. Insouciant.

An intern at a top magazine is given the assignment of a lifetime – fact-checking a masterpiece by a legendary essayist. What the no-nonsense editor means as a simple task becomes a hilarious misadventure when it becomes clear that most of the facts in the essay are embellished, adjusted, or just made up. The essay is brilliant, but has the essayist undermined his own work or revealed a deeper truth by playing fast and loose to make his point? Facts battle with truth when the intern bucks his instructions and confronts the essayist in this Broadway hit.


“Spry humor, rippling tension and provocative reflections… ingenious!”
-Hollywood Reporter



The Lifespan of a Fact Special Events

Aurora Affinity Nights

Every Friday, we invite a specific group to come together and enjoy community in the Aurora space through the shared experience of playgoing. While all are welcome to any performance, these nights are meant to provide a safe and intentional experience for these specific cross-sections of our community.


Post Show Discussions
Please join us for a discussion of Aurora's production of Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, hosted after the show on the select days listed below. Discussions will be led by Aurora staff or members of the Creative Team, who may be joined by the actors, director, community members, or local storytellers.

The Lifespan of a Fact