The Public Theater has added the New York premiere of David Cale's musical memoir We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time, written and performed by Cale and directed by Robert Falls, to its current 2018-2019 off-Broadway season. Previews are scheduled to begin at the Public's Anspacher Theater on June 13, 2019, ahead of an official opening on June 27 and a limited engagement through to July 14, 2019.
David Cale is a Golden Boy of the solo performance world, gifting us with solo shows since 1986. In his most recent solo show, We Are Only Alive For A Short Amount Of Time, Cale invites us into his past, which is part truth and part myth. I say "myth" because that is the style of Cale's presentation. Cale is in his own very particular world, and he is not unaware of his location.