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Kindred Theatre Society's last show was: "The Lifespan of a Fact" by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

May 2nd-12th 2024 at Studio 16 - 1555 West 7th Ave, Vancouver

Directed by Jennifer Clement

Starring Ben Immanuel, Loretta Walsh and Tal Shulman

Production Designed by Peter Wilds

Stage Management by Andrea Heald

Lighting and Projection Design by Emily Trepanier

Sound Design by Victoria McNeil

Set Build by Stephen J Walker

Fight Direction by Jesse Miller


What the critics said about "The Lifespan of a Fact":

Director Jennifer Clements’s production of The Lifespan of a Fact is so assured, so physically handsome and well acted...

The actors in this production know exactly what they’re doing.

I was engaged by its wit, its heart, and the many successes of this production.

Colin Thomas - Fresh Sheet


Astutely directed by Jennifer Clement, The Lifespan of a FACT prompts us to ask ourselves when does truth matter? How much latitude do we allow?

I liked this play a lot and this production, presented by Kindred Theatre, does terrific work with the material.

Jo Ledingham


THE STORY : Based on the book by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal. 

The story follows Jim Fingal (Shulman), a fresh out of Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata (Immanuel) is a talented writer with a transcendent essay about a high stakes event concerning a teenage boy – an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned by the Editor in Chief, Emily Penrose (Walsh) to fact check D’Agata’s article, the two come head-to-head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus fiction.


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Who we Supported with "The Lifespan of a Fact"
As a part of every show we produce, we choose an organization that is somehow connected to the play's subject matter or themes, that we would like to highlight. We donate 5% of all ticket sales to each of these charities.
For our production of "The Lifespan of a Fact" we are supporting Megaphone Magazine.
About Megaphone Magazine:

Megaphone exists to change the story on poverty by promoting social equity, amplifying marginalized voices and creating meaningful work.  Megaphone produces literary and journalistic publications and trains 100+ people experiencing poverty and intersecting marginalizations in Vancouver to sell those products for an income. Vendors buy the magazine for 75 cents and sell it for $2, with a similar system for our annual calendar and literary anthology. In 2023 Megaphone launched its peer newsroom, The Shift, which trains writers in journalism and steers the direction of our monthly magazine.

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