We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time

We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere of David Cale's musical memoir We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time, directed by Robert Falls.

Performances are staged at the Public's Anspacher Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 25mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time :

Growing up, writer/performer David Cale escaped his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom and tending to birds in his backyard animal hospital. Lush songs, featuring a six-piece orchestra, and an intimate portrait of his mother unite in Cale’s vivid musical memoir of hope, family, and transcendence.

By:
David Cale
Producer:
Public Theater and Goodman Theatre
Director:
Robert Falls
Songs by:
Music by David Cale and Matthew Dean Marsh, Lyrics by David Cale
Lighting:
Jennifer Tipton
Sound:
Mikhail Fiksel
Design:
Kevin Depinet
Costume:
Paul Marlow
Cast list:
David Cale
Other info:
Arrangements & Music Direction by Matthew Dean Marsh
We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
June 13, 2019
Opening date: 
June 27, 2019
Closes: 
July 14, 2019
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday-7pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-7pm
Saturday1pm7pm
Sunday1pm7pm

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Public Theater

Address:
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
Astor Place Station

Our We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time Review

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.