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Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!

The New York premiere of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, written and performed by David Cale, with music co-written by Matthew Dean Marsh, and directed by Robert Falls, runs through Sunday, July 14.

WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME stars playwright David Cale as himself, and is accompanied by a six-piece orchestra featuringMatthew Dean Marsh (Piano), Josh Henderson (Viola), Tomina Parvanova (Harp), Jessica Wang (Cello), John Blevins (Trumpet), and Tyler Hseih (Clarinet).

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. Lush songs, featuring a six-piece orchestra, and an intimate portrait of his mother unite in Cale's vivid musical memoir of hope, family, and transcendence. Cale returns to The Public after appearing in Deep in a Dream of You and The Total Bent.

WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME features scenic design by Kevin Depinet, costume design by Paul Marlow, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Mikhail Fiksel, and composition/music direction by Matthew Dean Marsh.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broksi

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Jelani Alladin

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Jelani Alladin

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Paul Marlow, Jennifer Tipton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Paul Marlow, Jennifer Tipton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Josh Cockream, Conrad Ricamora

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Josh Cockream, Conrad Ricamora

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Mark Lerner, Heidi Rodewald

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Mark Lerner, Heidi Rodewald

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Jay O. Sanders, Arian Moayed

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Jay O. Sanders, Arian Moayed

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Blair Brown

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Blair Brown

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Josh Hamilton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Josh Hamilton

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Emily Simoness, Michael Chernus

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Emily Simoness, Michael Chernus

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Tyler Hsieh, Josh Henderson, Jessica Wang, John Blevins, Tomina Parvanova

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Matthew Dean Marsh, David Cale, Robert Falls

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Matthew Dean Marsh, David Cale, Robert Falls

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Josh Henderson, Tyler Hsieh, John Blevins, Jessica Wang, David Cale, Tomina Parvanova, Matthew Dean Marsh

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
David Cale, Matthew Dean Marsh

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
David Cale, Matthew Dean Marsh

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Oskar Eustis, David Cale, Matthew Dean Marsh, Robert Falls

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
David Cale

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
David Cale

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Matthew Dean Marsh

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Matthew Dean Marsh

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Laurie Eustis, David Cale, Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of WE'RE ONLY ALIVE... at the Public!
Laurie Eustis, David Cale, Ari Graynor

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Taylor Mac

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Taylor Mac

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