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Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

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

Directed by Nick Corley

May 7-25, 2014

Leonard C. Haas Stage

“This Land Is Your Land.” “This Train Is Bound For Glory.” Woody Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution and do it with joy. In this toe-tapping event for all generations, four actor-musicians play fifteen instruments, perform twenty-five of Guthrie’s songs, and celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of this American icon who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, Difranco, and an entire songwriting tradition.

Approximate run time is 2 hours with one 15-minute intermission. This show is best enjoyed by ages 10 and up.

Scoop on Sunday: History, Context, and Gossip
People’s Light continues its program called Scoop on Sundays: History, Context, and Gossip, a lively discussion before every Sunday 7 pm performance. Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale will host an artist from the production and get the inside scoop about such things as the rehearsal and production process, design choices, and the world of the play. The program begins at 5:30 in The Farmhouse Bistro on May 11, May 18 and May 25. Cost of $15 includes light fare. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500.

Hootenanny Thursdays!

Local musicians are invited to join the cast of Woody Sez for a hootenanny following the 7:30 pm Thursday performances on May 8, 15, and 22. Bring your instrument and jam with the cast on some down home favorites. The hootenanny will start around 9:15 p.m. Audiences who attend the 7:30 pm performances are invited to stay and enjoy this extra musical treat.

Dinner & A Show Packages

Enjoy a prix fixe dinner and a show package for $70 (Wed, Thurs, Sat matinee, Sun eve) and $80 (Fri, Sat eve, Sun matinee) at The Farmhouse Bistro prior to Wed-Sun evening performances. That's a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! Click here to view the full menu.

Important Traffic Information

As of May 12, 2014 the southbound route 29 Malvern exit ramp off of 202 South will be closed. Please allow for extra travel time to travel to the theatre. We are suggesting that our patrons stay on 202 South and take the Route 401 Frazer exit. At the bottom of the exit ramp make a left and the theatre will be on your left in about 1.5 miles. Please call the Box Office with any additional questions.

Actor/Musician: Darcie Deaville
Actor/Musician: David Finch* (May 20-25)
Actor/Musician: David M. Lutken*
Actor/Musician: Helen J. Russell*
Actor/Musician: Andy Teirstein (May 3-18)
Director: Nick Corley
Set Design: Luke Hegel-Cantarella
Costume Designer: Jeffrey Meek
Music Director: David M. Lutken*
Lighting Designer: Christopher Hallenbeck
Production Stage Manager: Marguerite Price*
Dramaturg: Brie Knight
Line Producer: Charles Brastow

* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Learn more about Woody Guthrie!

Visit the official Woody Sez site for more information about the touring production.

The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie
by Brie Knight, County Lines Magazine

Listen to what ‘Woody Sez’ at People’s Light & Theatre
by Rita Charleston, Main Line Ticket

WOODY SEZ (People’s Light & Theatre Company): A Down-Home Musical Revue on the Life of Woody Guthrie
by Debra Miller, Phindie

Woody Guthrie lives at People's Light
by Jim Rutter, The Philadelphia Inquirer

The music of Woody Guthrie comes alive at People’s Light
by Ellen Wilson Dilks, Delaware County News Network

‘Woody Sez’ at People’s Light: This music is your music
by Bill Murphy, Broad Street Review

Woody Sez — People’s Light & Theatre Company
by Neal Zoren, NealsPaper

People’s Light & Theatre Company Presents an Enjoyable WOODY SEZ
by Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation

Curtain Call
by Clark Groome, Chesnut Hill Local

Review: In 'Woody Sez,' a Guthrie of car-cars and wandering
by Howard Shapiro, NewsWorks

David M. Lutken and Helen J. Russell on Time Out with Phillip Silverstone

David M. Lutken on WXPN