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A.R.T. Adds Seven Performances to the Run of Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

American Repertory Theater adds seven performances to the run of WOODY SEZ, THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE: Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and

Darcie Deaville, Helen J. Russell, and Andy Teirstein

Now closing on June 3rd, 2012

Cambridge, Mass — Due to enormous audience and critical success, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) is pleased to add seven performances to the run of Woody Sez, a musical tapestry of the American folk hero’s life and songs, devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley, performed by David M. Lutken, Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell, and Andy Teirstein,directed by Nick Corley.  Performances now will run through Saturday, June 3rd at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge.   


One of the most influential songwriters and balladeers of the 20th century, Woody Guthrie is a musical hero of legendary proportions who transformed folk music into a vehicle for social protest and captured the adversity and hardship of a generation during the Great Depression. His music and activism paved the way for many great American music makers including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and many more.


Woody Sez brings Guthrie to life in a joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical portrait that uses Woody's words and songs, performed by the company of four actor/singers who play over twenty instruments, transporting the audience through Guthrie’s fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life. With more than twenty-five classic Woody tunes including This Land is Your Land, Pastures of Plenty and Bound for Glory, Woody Sez captures the heart and spirit of Woody Guthrie and the stories of America.  


In the spirit of Woody Guthrie and in honor of his centennial celebration, there will be post-show hootenannies led by cast members following Thursday evening performances. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own instruments and join in a free-form musical celebration after the show in the Loeb Drama Center’s West Lobby and Patio.  Other hootenannies will be presented throughout the run.

Release Date:
May 14, 2012

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