Sept 15 - Oct 21, 2018
David Cale is "a spellbinding storyteller." – Los Angeles Times
David Cale & Matthew Dean Marsh | Music Workshop
Playwright & Performer David Cale | Season Preview
A musical memoir of hope, family and transcendence.
Growing up in an industrial English town, writer/performer David Cale escaped his parents’ fraught marriage by singing in his bedroom and tending to birds in the animal hospital he built in a garden shed—until a tragedy changed everything. Lushly arranged songs and an intimate portrait of his mother—a charismatic woman trapped by her circumstances—unite in Cale’s vivid testament of connecting to life when adversity is suddenly everywhere. With his “singular fusion of theater and performance art” (Chicago Tribune), Cale makes “reality and fantasy dissolve into stories as memorable as one's most vivid dreams” (The New York Times).
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David Cale (Floyd), Faryl Millet (Clea), Malcom Ruhl (musician), Dylan Schiavone (musician) and Jon Spiegel (musician) in 2005’s “Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky,” directed by Michael Wilson. Photo by Liz Lauren.
David Cale (Lillian) in 1997’s “Lillian,” directed by Joe Mantello. Photo by Liz Lauren.
David Cale in 1991’s “Deep Dream of You,” directed by David Petrarca. Photo by Erik Y. Exit.
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