The Merc Playhouse is looking for three cast members for its Readers Theater production of “The Lifespan of a Fact,” which will open in mid-April.
“The Lifespan of a Fact” is a stage adaption of a nonfiction book of the same title co-written by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal, which followed the real-life fact-checking process for a magazine-length narrative essay.
In the play — written by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell — D’Agata and Fingal are portrayed by actors. Their battle over the fact-checking process, which centers around the line between truth and fiction, is moderated by magazine editor Emily Penrose. The Broadway production starred Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale.
The cast is one woman and two men:
• The woman editor of a major national magazine.
• A just-out-of-college fact-checker for the magazine.
• A renowned national writer whose essay is being fact-checked.
The play is directed by Don Nelson, whose most-recent directorial effort was for The Merc’s full production of the play “Rope.” Rehearsals will be in early April; there will likely be a few table readings before that.
If interested, contact Nelson directly at email@example.com. Scripts are available for review.