A showdown between fact and fiction in Singapore Repertory Theatre's first show of 2020

Singapore Repertory Theatre kicks off 2020 with The Lifespan of a Fact, exploring the theme of fake news versus truths.

Based on a ‘true-ish’ story, a determined young fact checker Levi is about to stir up trouble. His demanding editor has given him a big assignment – apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by unorthodox author John D’Agata.

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.

Singapore Repertory Theatre is kicking off the year of 2020 with The Lifespan of a Fact, exploring the theme of fake news versus truths. Photo courtesy: Singapore Repertory Theatre
Singapore Repertory Theatre is kicking off the year of 2020 with The Lifespan of a Fact, exploring the theme of fake news versus truths. Photo courtesy: Singapore Repertory Theatre

The production had been a smash hit on Broadway and hailed by The New York Times as “terrifically engaging,” and The Wall Street Journal as “a smart, rib-bustingly funny play”.

The play stars Ghafir Akbar (Guards at the Taj), Jamil Schulze and Janice Koh (Hand to God), directed by Daniel Slater (Shakespeare in the Park – Romeo & Juliet).

"What I want the audience to witness is the clash of two opposite, absolutist beliefs — two people so diametrically opposed that even the editor Emily Penrose, with all her wisdom and experience, struggles to reconcile them," said Slater.

"And in the midst of this clash, I want the audience to remember that there is another man at the heart of this story: the young Levi, whose motivation for throwing himself from the Stratosphere Tower is what John’s essay — and by extension the play — seeks to understand."

The Lifespan of a Fact opens February 25 at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT. Tickets are available on SISTIC

Author
CtoI News Desk
CtoI News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indian Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK and Dubai. Connected to India covers developments around Indians abroad, informing, engaging and entertaining its audiences.

Comments
Poll

Which service do you use to transfer money for personal use to India?

  • Bank Transfer
  • Remittance services
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer services like Western Union, Remit2India
  • International Money Order
Answer
Write your story

Contribute an Article

Learn more