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Opening Night:
June 15, 2012
Closing:
June 30, 2012

Theater: Cherry Lane Theatre / 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY, 10014

Synopsis: 

This is Fiction centers on Amy, an aspiring young writer. Amy is on the verge of having her first novel published, but before she does, she has to break the news to her family that it's not entirely fiction. When she shows up at her childhood home in New Jersey, it's time to tell the truth.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF This Is Fiction

    A Family’s Sad Truth as a Subject for a Novel

    Catherine Rampell

    June 20, 2012: Writing what you know, as aspiring authors are often advised to do, almost inevitably requires hurting those you love. Theatergoers learned this from the acclaimed Broadway production of “Other Desert Cities,” and will have the lesson drilled into their heads again in “This Is Fiction,” a new play in which yet another literary daughter purges a family secret through publishing.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF This Is Fiction

    This Is Fiction

    Jonathan Mandell

    June 19, 2012: Right outside the Cherry Lane Theater, on the evening when I was seeing the modest four-character play "This Is Fiction," some half dozen cranes, two dozen extras and twice as many crew were transforming the street from summer into winter, adding bucket after bucket of fake snow for a scene in a movie remake of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," starring Ben Stiller. One need only witness such extravagance in the service of entertainment to realize how thoroughly fiction can crowd out reality. The interplay between the two is an intriguing subject, one that "This Is Fiction," by its title and through the company's promotional material, promises to explore. But this first full-length play by Megan Hart barely gets to its supposed subject.

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