MRT Presents Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will present Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie - a joyous, toe-tapping, and inspirational celebration of the ultimate American folk singer ("This Land Is Your Land," "Bound for Glory") - from June 8 to 26.
"Woody Guthrie was an artist who threw himself into traveling this country. What he found on his journey was a great source of songwriting and truth-telling. David Lutken and his team bring to vibrant life the story of one of America's most important musicians. Woody Sez celebrates an original folk hero with compelling narrative, toe-tapping instrumentation, and joyous celebration," said Sale.
Internationally acclaimed since its debut in 2007, Woody Sez features a cast of four, playing more than 20 instruments and performing two-dozen songs, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Bound for Glory," "Pastures of Plenty," "The Ballad of Tom Joad," "Hard Travelin'," and "So Long, It's Been Nice to Know Yuh." The show stars creator David M. Lutken; co-creator Nick Corley directs. The cast also includes Darcie Deaville, Maggie Hollinbeck, and Andy Teirstein. Lutken will serve as Music Director.
An uplifting narrative about a difficult man's difficult life during difficult times, Woody Sez is a tale of struggle, activism, patriotism, and faith by a man who embodied the best of the American spirit. Select performances will be followed by "Hootenannies," informal folk music jam sessions with the cast and local musicians at Merrimack Ales.
For tickets and further information, visit www.mrt.org or call the Enterprise Bank Box Office at 978-654-4678. Tickets start at $21 with 2-for-$30 specials available for select performances. Please note the theatre will not be able to offer video-on-demand performances of this show.