What Did Critics Think of We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time at the Public Theater?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time at the Public Theater?
 
David Cale’s autobiographical solo show opened Off-Broadway June 27.
David Cale in We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time at The Goodman
David Cale in We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time at The Goodman

David Cale’s We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time made its Off-Broadway debut June 27 at The Public Theater.

The solo musical follows Cale, backed by a six-piece orchestra, as he reflects on a childhood spent escaping from his parents' unhappy marriage by singing and taking care of birds in the backyard.

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls helms the production following a bow at the Chicago venue.

Read what critics thought of the Public Theater engagement below.

Financial Times (Max McGuinness)

The Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Stage Review (Jesse Oxfeld and Melissa Rose Bernardo)

New York Theatre Guide (Tulis McCall)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)

TimeOut New York (Helen Shaw)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

The Off-Broadway production features scenic design by Kevin Depinet; costume design by Paul Marlow; lighting design by Jennifer Tipton; sound design by Mikhail Fiksel; and arrangements and music direction by Marsh.

We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time is scheduled to run through July 14.

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