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We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time

Anspacher Theater

June 13 - July 14

Estimated running time: 85 minutes

Written and Performed by David Cale
Lyrics by David Cale
Music by David Cale and Matthew Dean Marsh
Directed by Robert Falls

In a co-production with Goodman Theatre


Lortel Award-winning writer/performer David Cale (Harry Clarke) returns to The Public in his musical memoir of hope, family, and transcendence. Under the direction of Tony Award winner Robert Falls (Death of a Salesman) and featuring a six-piece orchestra, WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME reflects on Cale’s memories of growing up, escaping his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom, and tending to birds in his backyard animal hospital. Until one day things change.

DAVID CALE

DAVID CALE

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WE’RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME is made possible with a philanthropic contribution from piece by piece productions.

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CREATIVE TEAM

Scenic Design Kevin Depinet
Costume Design Paul Marlow
Lighting Design Jennifer Tipton
Sound Design Mikhail Fiksel
Arrangements and Music Direction Matthew Dean Marsh

Production Stage Manager Hannah Woodward
Stage Manager Lily Perlmutter

MUSICIANS
Music Director/Piano Matthew Dean Marsh
Viola Josh Henderson
Harp Tomina Parvanova
Cello Jessica Wang
Trumpet John Blevins
Clarinet Tyler Hsieh

Background Image Photo Credit: Liz Lauren, courtesy of Goodman Theatre

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