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.
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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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.