How negotiable is a fact? That’s the premise of this critically acclaimed 2018 Broadway hit filled with blistering comedy and contemporary relevance. At a high-end magazine, a demanding editor-in-chief hires Jim, a determined millennial fact-checker, to work on a groundbreaking essay written by a celebrated author. Like magazines everywhere, this one is reeling from poor ad sales and shrinking circulation. But with this potentially sensational essay, salvation looms.
The deadline is tight, the essay is dense, and everyone must make a good faith effort to tell the story honestly. When the fact checker goes too far, however, the ultimate showdown between “truth” and “accuracy” begins with deliciously funny consequences.
Kim Krueger directs Mikey Winn, Nick Rapp and Becky Rygg in this stripped-down production.
Whitefish Theatre Company
1 Central AvenueWhitefish, MT
$12 for adults and $10 for students