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Closed October 21, 2018

Cale's work combines reality, fantasy and an almost clairvoyant insight into personality.

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A Poignant Musical Memoire From David Cale

Obie Award-winning playwright and performer David Cale has become one of the leading solo actors in America thanks to his vivid storytelling and magnetic stagecraft. Following the rapturously-received success of 'Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky' at the Goodman, the raconteur returns with the brand new world premiere of his thrilling autobiographical epic "We're Only Alive For A Short Amount Of Time', playing a strictly limited run this Fall.

From the volatile relationship between his parents, to tending birds in a makeshift animal hospital in his garden, Cale explores his colorful roots in an English industrial town, conjuring his past with a poetic flourish and bringing distant memories back to technicolor life with a breathtaking physicality and stage presence. A musical memoir filled with poignant recollections, the production gathers pace when tragedy strikes, changing everything a young Cale thought he knew. Yet hope and life shine through the adversity, reminding all who watch of the ephemeral yet beautiful nature of life, death and everything in between.


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Opening night: 15 September 2018

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