Live Theatre Returns to The Circuit Playhouse

Playhouse on the Square Presents Regional Premiere that Questions Journalistic Integrity

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Art & Nancy Graesser, Sharon Younger, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff present the first live, in-person play on The Circuit Playhouse stage in 64 weeks.  Questioning the concept of fact versus fiction and journalistic integrity is the regional premiere of…


by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, based on the book by Jim Fingal and Jon D’Agata
September 17 – October 10, 2021
The Circuit Playhouse
51 South Cooper Street
Memphis, TN 38104

“When a demanding magazine editor-in-chief gets the opportunity to publish an essay written by a famous author, fact checking the sources is a routine afterthought.  Unless you hire an eager Millennial focused on getting the facts right.”

The Lifespan of a Fact opened to rave reviews, Off-Broadway at Studio 54, October, 2018 and ran for 12 weeks.  The original juggernaut cast included Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale, and everybody’s favorite boy wizard, Daniel Radcliffe. says, “The Lifespan of a Fact is so deliciously packed with comedy, it catches you off-guard and draws you in unknowingly.” 

Tickets are available now at or by calling the box office, (901) 726-4656.

Two Memphis theatre legends, the 2020 Ostrander Eugart Yerian Award Winner Ann Marie Hall (Tuck Everlasting, Ragtime) and multi-time Ostrander Winner Greg Boller (1984, All Saints in the Old Colony) pair up against Playhouse on the Square Associate Company Member, Will Graber (Ivanka vs. Reality) in this fast paced comedy that bodes the question what is truth? Or, more importantly, who cares?  A powerhouse cast deserves a powerhouse director and those duties belong to the well accomplished Robert Hetherington.

The full cast and crew of The Lifespan of a Fact is as follows:

Jim Fingal – Will Graber
Emily Penrose – Ann Marie Hall
John D’Agata – Greg Boller

Director – Bob Hetherington
Stage Manager – Claire Young
Scenic Designer – Ryan Howell
Costume Designer – Lindsay Schmeling
Lighting Designer – Haley Northington
Sound Designer – Jason Eschhofen
Technical Director/Production Manager – Phillip Hughen

Performances will run Thursday through Saturday with an 8:00 pm curtain. Sunday Matinees have a 2:00 pm curtain. The Circuit Playhouse is seating at 32% of its capacity and following local COVID-19 mitigation protocols, as suggested by the Shelby County Health Department.  

For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website Follow with social media using #POTSTruth. Group rates available.

Special ticket pricing for opening weekend $27.  Pay What You Can performance is September 23rd.

For questions and press bookings, please contact Playhouse on the Square Director of Community Relations, Marcus Cox at (901) 937-6496.

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