Irish Repertory Theatre presents a toe-tapping musical exploration of the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of American folk legend Woody Guthrie. More…
Performing classics such as 'This Land Is Your Land' and 'So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Yuh,' four actor/musicians bring to life the many people who formed the fabric of Guthrie's story. Not only was he a seminal influence on Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, he also inspired generations of Irish folk singers like the Clancy Brothers and Christy Moore. His songs may have told the stories of the disenfranchised in the Dust Bowl, but his recurrent themes speak of famine, workers’ rights, and emigrant strife. His legacy defined an American era of social consciousness and political expression that is alive and palpable today.
See it if you want a glorious 2 hrs of music/ words. WS is loaded w talent, esply the charismatic "Woody." WS'll delight your ears and open your heart
Don't see it if you need a narrative arc. WS is a concert, with a bit of biography. WG lived the life he sang about, so the songs are woven in seamlessly.
See it if You're a fan of Woody Guthrie or want to learn more about his life.
Don't see it if You expect a show that draws any parallels between his music and his life or history. They might have but sound was BAD-couldn't hear A LOT!
See it if Emotional bio with great music. I fell in love with Woody... his causes, his fellowship, and his tragedies. This show has a lot of heart.
Don't see it if You don't like bios, or don't like folk music about the plight of the impoverished, much of it during the Great Depression.
See it if cast of four present a delightful tale (with songs) about the life of Woody Guthrie. About 16-20 instruments used by the four talents.
Don't see it if if you do not like folk music.
See it if Powerful musical tribute to folk/activist Woody Guthrie. Lutken's majestic portrayal of Guthrie captures both vocal & physical attributes
Don't see it if Too many songs cheat us out of a more telling book; rather surface depict of Guthrie but potent reminder that the "good fight" never ends
See it if you are interested in the life and music of Woody Guthrie. 4 exuberant actors/musicians make his story relevant!
Don't see it if you are not interested in learning about Woody Guthrie or hearing his songs.
See it if you are a fan of Woody Guthrie. Showcases his life and many of his songs. Cast of 4 singers/musicians tell his tale.See America thru him.
Don't see it if you do not like folk music or music that is critical of capitalism and the rich.
See it if You are interested in Woody Guthrie, the man who wrote songs about America, and the people who built it into the country that it is today.
Don't see it if You cannot bear to hear a Socialist point of view. Dislike folk music. Do not care about Woody Guthrie's tough life.
See it if you enjoy the music of Woody Guthrie and will appreciate seeing the story of his life as a musician and activist.
Don't see it if you are so young that you never heard of Woodie Guthrie,; dislike folk music; are looking for a "plot"; this is a bio of Guthrie in music
See it if Enjoy folk music & are interested in the socio-political history behind these songs. Cast is talented and set/lighting adds drama.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in hearing about the working man in 20th cent. history and may not enjoy the leftist politics of Woody Guthrie.
See it if You're an artist, patriot, citizen and have worried that our commercial culture threatens to dull your passion or compromise your integrity
Don't see it if You can’t abide folk music; you want visual splendor; it's boring when there are no brash divas and only normal people onstage
See it if you dont know anything about Woody Guthrie. Want to see some great musicians at work. Want to hear Guthrie's music well performed.
Don't see it if You want something in depth/ not geared toward entertainment by eliding over the serious issues Guthrie faced.
See it if you like the music of Woody Guthrie.
Don't see it if you expect a good story and character development. This is a review of Guthrie's songs held together with a loose narrative of his life.
See it if you like folk music and want to know more about Middle America during the Depression. More a history lesson with snippets of Woody's music.
Don't see it if you do not like folk music. The cast of four are musically muli talented.
See it if you like folk music, Woody's songs interspersed with stories of his life as told by an actor speaking Woody's words; rousing music
Don't see it if want more of an in-depth look at his life, don't want stories about the great Depression
See it if you are a Guthrie fan. The lead is fantastic! A inspirational life story of an activist, songwriter. More folk story than traditional play
Don't see it if .. because it closed in NYC - sounds like it will be mounted again. If it's near you, it's worth seeing.
See it if you like the music of Woody Guthrie or just enjoy folk music and would like to know more about his life.
Don't see it if if you don't like folk music or not a fan of Woody Guthrie.
See it if you enjoy protest folk songs performed by extremely talented musicians and singers that provide entertainment and is very relevant to today.
Don't see it if you dislike protest folksongs that support very progressive political positions.
See it if You are interested in a quick survey of Woody Guthrie's life and music. He has such an impressive songbook.
Don't see it if You want something more in depth. While I enjoyed the music, it was difficult to have an emotional connection.
See it if If you like Woody Guthrie's music GO. The musicians and singers are outstanding. Show far superior to 59 E 59 production a few years ago
Don't see it if If you do not like Woody's music, you are against his politics, you do not care for small musical productions, blue grass or folk.
See it if You are a fan of Woody Guthrie's music and would like to know more about his life and times.
Don't see it if You are expecting to laugh. Most of Guthrie's story is tragic.
See it if For a rousing musical tour through Woody Guthrie's life, music, care for the working man by an excellent ensemble playing all instruments
Don't see it if You don't like musical singalong but even if you don't care for his music or politics this is an endearing group and feel good theater
See it if you like Guthrie's music and/or interested in social action songs. Terrific singing and acting shed light on Woody's life and music.
Don't see it if you are not interested in folk music.