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.
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