Join Goodman Theatre for a special invited dress rehearsal of We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time.
A musical memoir of hope, family and transendence. 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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We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time
September 15-October 21 in the Albert Theatre
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