The Lifespan of a Fact is one of those intriguing based-on-true-life stories that wouldn’t seem real if it were pure fiction.
True to its interrogation of fact, fiction and truth, the play melds all three in the retelling of Jim Fingal and John D’Agata’s real-life experience, resulting in a funny and playful ideological battle that raises a whole lot of questions and will have you pondering your own take on the matters and the pervasive discussions around fake news.
As Jim Fingal, we are thrilled to welcome Karl Richmond to MTC, making his debut with the Company. Steve Mouzakis returns to MTC as John D’Agata alongside Nadine Garner who completes the cast in this Australian premiere production. At the helm is MTC Associate Director Petra Kalive, bringing together a brilliant creative team of Andrew Bailey, Kat Chan, Paul Lim, Emma Valente, Geraldine Cook-Dafner and Alice Qin. Together this team has realised the world of halftruths and creative non-fiction within which The Lifespan of a Fact exists.
With this new production, MTC 2021 — Act 2 officially begins. It is so thrilling to be at this point, having seen through a very successful Act 1 and now into our subscription season. When we were planning for 2021 there were so many unknowns about how our recovery year would pan out. It’s still early days in the scheme of things but it is incredibly heartening to see our theatres alive again and audiences returning with great enthusiasm, with their passion for live theatre being on full display.
Thank you joining us again and enjoy the show.
Brett Sheehy AO
Artistic Director & CEO
Executive Director & Co-CEO
Published on 11 May 2021