Based on the true story of the conflict between a famous essayist and his fact checker, this world premiere drama comes to Broadway in a production starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale. More…
Jim Fingal (Daniel Radcliffe) has a small job: to fact check articles for one of the best magazines in the country. Jim Fingal’s boss (Cherry Jones) has given him a big assignment: apply his skill to a groundbreaking piece by legendary author John D’Agata (Bobby Cannavale). What starts professional quickly becomes profane as one question rises to the surface: Can Jim Fingal ever just shut the fact up?
See it if you want a straightforward, amusing play re:standards of nonfiction. All 3 actors are adept. Some laughs; some insights. Needs smaller venue
Don't see it if you want an impt discussion (nonfiction SHOULD be factual) or a satisfying ending. Why all-white cast? Drags occasionally.Mostly enjoyable
See it if You want to see 3 top notch actors give great performances in a funny entertaining show that is also timely and topical and super relevant.
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of topical plays that make you work a little for your satisfaction. Like most things in life, there’s no clear cut ending.
See it if Smartly penned script that is terrically acted but some of the best. Completely absorbed throughout. Intriguing but the funny landed too.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays with deep themes or plots focused on journalism.
See it if How important are exact facts when trying to convey emotional truths? Humorous, well-acted, light entertainment. Some clever twists.
Don't see it if You are looking for more depth to the theme and characters. The ideological debate got a little repetitive.
See it if you'd like to see terrific acting in a great, fast-moving production of a timely play.
Don't see it if you're looking for escapism.
See it if u want to see 3 first-rate actors turn a modest comedy into a riveting debate, full of potent ideas, relatable characters & plenty of laughs
Don't see it if u expect much heft from this superficial take on the weighty subject of the sad state of journalism; u feel cheated by ambiguous endings.
See it if Powerhouse cast (Jones edges lead) & Silverman's sleek direction propels glib but important look at current journalism Clever but handcuffed
Don't see it if Drama often feels guilty of the very idea that's on trial - jouralistic purity While very funny lacks dramatic heft; has quality of a thesis
See it if you’re interested in a show that intelligently draws parallels between the storyline and our current era of “alternate facts.”
Don't see it if you aren’t interested in hearing compelling arguments for both sides of the debate. The show presents both sides without casting judgment.
See it if You’d be intrigued by a topical play about the relevant issue of what constitutes a fact/truth, performed by three terrific actors.
Don't see it if You find stories about journalistic integrity boring, talky, and/or very similar, and don’t really care for these particular actors.
See it if the embodiment of philosophical ideas attracts you. The characters are recognizable as people as well as concepts.
Don't see it if you are not attentive to detail. Information is given but not hammered.
See it if Veracity is the key for three in publishing. At last, a role w/ no tiresome Cannavale swagger. Radcliffe is cast excellently. No politics.
Don't see it if Although there is no political referencing, "truthiness" fatigue unavoidably sets in with the abiding current of ethical disclosure.
See it if Like to watch 3 excellent actors engage in clever, (but not profound) discussion about truth" & "truthiness".It's fun, but almost plotless.
Don't see it if Want character development, a clear POV, need to have more meaning. But hey, if you want to just be entertained, this one still works.
See it if you want to see how a fact can mutate within minutes/enjoy watching 3 wonderful actors with terrific chemistry. Interesting topic. Funny.
Don't see it if you don't like insightful plays that mirror our current political atmosphere; you're looking for neat, pat answers or the real facts.
See it if you'll enjoy a dynamite ensemble in a timely story that addresses "alternate facts" and "fake news."
Don't see it if you have no interest in exploring the tension between writing for resonance and emotional impact vs reporting facts.
See it if You want to see three phenomenal actors play off each other exquisitely. Quirky, lively, and funny, never boring, fast play.
Don't see it if You need to understand everything that is going on. Occasional plotholes made you go "huh?" Very talk heavy play, very straightforward.
See it if You want to see three of the most amazing acting performances all on one stage together. The play is also very well written and relevant
Don't see it if You are going to be annoyed by the actors begging for money after taking their final bow
See it if like GREAT acting.All 3 actors are at the top of their games.Story is about the value of accuracy in media.Couldn't be more relevant.
Don't see it if you want a musical comedy love story.This is funny, but it's also very important.It's a serious topic that is handled with skill and humor.
See it if You enjoy seeing 3 great actors doing their thing in a story that aims to be relevant with some interesting twists
Don't see it if You are expecting great drama/comedy. The story is the weak link here
See it if you’d enjoy a hilarious look at how much truth in media matters (or doesn’t.) The entire cast is excellent.
Don't see it if I got nothing. This show is so much fun, I’ve even forgiven Daniel Radcliffe for Equus.
See it if intelligent show where facts in an essay about a tragic event are shown to be embellished; dialogue about getting to truth/heart of event
Don't see it if you want action & don't want a lot of dialogue that makes you think
See it if If you don't take truth too seriously, you will enjoy this piece which puts truth through a gymnasium of exercises.
Don't see it if You are disconcerted by the media bending and twisting truth to fit an agenda. Much of this is played for laughs, but the topic is serious.
See it if you want clever/witty -- but not particularly thought-provoking -- exploration of nature of truth. Great acting from all three.
Don't see it if want something more intellectually stimulating. This is light entertainment - glibly & wittily addressing Franzen- or Frey-like author.
See it if the chance to see Cherry Jones on stage would just make your day.
Don't see it if you were hoping to catch a glimpse of actor Bobby Cannavale naked on stage because that doens't happen in this play.
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