After a 2019 season where The Truth and Caught challenged the audiences’ perceptions and notions of truth versus reality, Singapore Repertory Theatre kicks off the 2020 season with The Lifespan of a Fact, a smash hit on Broadway and hailed by The New York Times as “terrifically engaging,” and The Wall Street Journal “a smart, rib-bustingly funny play”. This time, the audience gets to explore the theme of fake news versus truths.
The determined young fact checker (played by Jamil Schulze) is about to stir up trouble. The demanding editor Emily Penrose (played by Janice Koh) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by the unorthodox author, John D’Agata (played by Ghafir Akbar).
Together, they take on the high-stakes world of publishing in this new comedy of conflict. The ultimate showdown between truth and fiction is about to begin – with undeniably delicious consequences.