One writer. One fact-checker. Two truths.

Based on a true story.

By Jeremy Kareken and David Murrell and Gordon Farrell

It was supposed to be a quick fact check! Confirm a few dates, interact with a respecte author, make sure the names are spelled correctly. Except you actually did it. You checked the facts. Every. Single. One of Them.”

MARCH 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2023


Directed by Mona Wood-Patterson

Scenic Design by Charles Ford and Mona Wood-Patterson

With Conor Sheehan as Jim, Stephen Bowers as John, and Melanie McLean as Emily

Photography by Kara Cavalca

 What Audience Members Said About Our Production of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT:

 “Stunning! I’ll be thinking about this for days. Or years.”

“Lifespan was poetic, hilarious, and strikingly honest. I’m sure that the real ‘characters’ in this story would be honored at this depiction of their story and the human condition in general.”

“This was an incredible and thought- provoking show! Impressive.”

“The acting, the set, the story were all fantastic. I hope that Merely Players continues to bring contemporary plays to our community. What a treat!”

“What a fabulous work of art. I was watching a professional show from every angle. It was beautiful.”

“Once again, Merely Players checks all the boxes for quality theatre. You guys are a treasure in this community.”

“What a beautiful, timely, and important show. I am really impressed and completely delighted by your work. Thank you for bringing that kind of high quality art and stories to this community. We are better for it.”

“Stunning. This is everything that theatre should be.”

 The Lifespan of a Fact was outstanding. Conor, Melanie, and Stephen simply blew the story out of the water. Mona’s direction, as usual well above par for the course, was tight and fluid. I am in awe of your ability to produce some of the finest theatre I’ve seen ANYWHERE.”

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Merely Players

49 Wedgewood Circle

Durango, CO  81301