Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

Fielding Stage
February 1 – 19, 2023

Devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley and
Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell and Andy Teirstein

“Nobody living can ever stop me / As I go walking that freedom highway / Nobody living can make me turn back / This land was made for you and me”

A poignant, toe-tapping tribute to the original folk hero. Told with his own words and music, Woody Sez is the story of Woody Guthrie, whose protest ballads of the ’30s and ’40s illuminated the beauty and struggles of the common man and inspired a new generation of American songwriters including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Odetta, Ani DiFranco, and Bruce Springsteen. A cast of four actor-musicians performing multiple instruments bring Guthrie’s gripping and sometimes tragic biography to life. Featuring “Bound for Glory,” “Pastures of Plenty,” “The Ballad of Tom Joad,” “This Land is Your Land,” and many more of the folk icon’s enduring anthems.