PRAVDA is a satire on the state of journalism in the age of social media, fake news and alternative facts.
Truth is so twentieth century. Reality has jumped the shark. You can follow their continuing demise 24/7 on Flagship News Channel: “Flagship News Channel — the truth.”
Jess, a playwright, is old-school when it comes to news: he fears social media and longs for the days of Walter Cronkite.
Blair, trained as a journalist, writes lead-in musical cues for stories on Flagship News Channel: “One of the finest musicians ever produced by the Columbia Journalism School.” She thinks Jess needs to stop living in the past.
Jess gets arrested for writing a “dangerous” play. When Flagship News turns him into such a villain that his Q score goes through the roof, Flagship offers him a job on its highest-rated show, The Grudge Factor, as a permanent foil for the host, Bill Grudge. Jess, whose politics are the opposite of those pushed by Flagship News, is torn. Blair thinks he should go for it. What could possibly go wrong?
Oh, and is smoking actually good for you? A new study has some surprising results!
The main action of PRAVDA takes place in the second decade of the twenty-first century, in a country unlike the United States of America. Surely.