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Witness the ultimate showdown of fact vs. fiction when Moe and Jack Rouse and Randolph Wadsworth present THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT beginning Oct. 19 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. This whip-smart comedy will run through Nov. 16, with opening night on Oct. 24. 

Based on real-life events and people, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT tracks the controversial publication of an essay that was written by acclaimed nonfiction author John D’Agata and fact-checked by Jim Fingal, then an intern at The Believer magazine. When Fingal points out factual inaccuracies and problematic embellishments throughout the essay, D’Agata fires back rationale as to why he took certain creative liberties– all of which creates tension for the publisher, Emily Penrose.

This entertaining, contemporary comedy explodes with timely relevance and lightning-fast pace. The character’s verbal tête-à-têtes onstage about storytelling and truth promise to engage audience members in conversation long after leaving the theatre.  

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 or visit

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