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

???? (out of 4)

Sept 15 - Oct 21, 2018 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

90 minutes, no intermission

We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time

A musical memoir of hope, family and transcendence.

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—until a tragedy changed everything. Lush songs—featuring “an exquisite six-piece orchestra” (PerformInk)—and an intimate portrait of his mother unite in Cale’s vivid “survival story, deeply moving in its courage” (Chicago Tribune).



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