Theater
2019
We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time

Lortel Award-winning writer-performer David Cale (Harry Clarke) returned to the Public Theater 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 reflected 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.

Distinctions

*One of the New York Times Best Theater of 2019

*Nominated, Outstanding Solo Show, Lucille Lortel Awards

Directed by
Robert Falls
Written by
David Cale
Starring
David Cale
Year
2019