This production was scheduled September 1-3, 2023.

By the Sea Productions presents a staged reading of a play highlighting the all-too-real problem of the casual blending of fact and fiction in today’s news for one weekend only, September 1-3.

The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell is based on a true incident. An upscale magazine editor hires a recent college graduate to fact check an essay by an established author who tends to embellish the truth. Eager to succeed in his first assignment, the fact-checker soon clashes with the egotistical writer, requiring the magazine editor to step in as mediator.

Jean Miller directs Brandon MacDonald, Kate Kravets, and Larry Barnes. The Lifespan of a Fact plays at 545 Shasta Ave. in Morro Bay Friday and Saturday evenings September 1 and 2, and Sunday afternoon September 3.