Inside Opening Night of We're Only Alive For a Short Amount of Time at the Public Theater

Opening Night Photos   Inside Opening Night of We're Only Alive For a Short Amount of Time at the Public Theater
 
David Cale's new musical memoir opened Off-Broadway June 27 after a Chicago debut last fall.
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Oskar Eustis, David Cale, Matthew Dean Marsh, and Robert Falls Joseph Marzullo/WENN

We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time, a new musical memoir from David Cale (co-written with Matthew Dean Marsh), opened at The Public Theater June 27. The production, helmed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls, premiered Off-Broadway following a Chicago debut last fall.

In the show, Cale reflects on a childhood spent escaping from his parents' unhappy marriage by singing and taking care of birds in the backyard. He is accompanied by a six-piece orchestra.

Read: DAVID CALE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN WE'RE ONLY ALIVE FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME

We're Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time began performances June 13 and is scheduled to run through July 14.

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.

Flip through photos from opening night below:

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