Weston Theater Company presents ‘Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie’

Weston Theater Company takes audiences on a journey through our land and history with Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, playing Sept. 28 through Oct. 23 at the Walker Farm theater at 705 Main St.

Be transported by the joyous, inspirational, and sometimes heartbreaking story of Woody Guthrie, America's great troubadour. Four performers, playing more than 20 instruments, paint a portrait of a man whose songs brought inspiration and understanding to generations of Americans such as This Land Is Your Land, Bound for Glory, and So Long, It's Been Good to Know Yuh.

“Most all of us grew up singing along to Woody Guthrie's songs,” executive artistic director Susanna Gellert said in a news release. “These melodies are a part of the fabric of childhood (and adulthood) in America. Woody Sez captures the sweeping story of our country's history, using the songs of America's folk philosopher as the thread to tie it all together.

“It teaches us not only about the biography of Woody Guthrie and his songwriting, but also about the resiliency that made this country what it is today. It is a very special play about the power of song to bind us together and carry us forward through good times and hard times.”

Woody Sez was devised by David M. Lutken with Nick Corley, and Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell, and Andy Teirstein. Lutken and his company have toured Europe, the British Isles, China, the Middle East, and the United States. He won the Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Actor for his portrayal of Woody Guthrie.

The production is directed by Nick Corley. Music direction and portrayal of Woody Guthrie is by David M. Lutken. In addition to Lutken at the Weston production, the show will star Weston newcomers Spiff Wiegand, Mimi Bessette, and Nyssa Grant.

Tickets are available online at and by calling the Weston Box Office at 802-824-5288. Student tickets are $25. Adult tickets range from $50 to $74. There are also matinee performances for students. Teachers and schools can learn more at Discounts are available for veterans and Vermont residents. Prices do not include sales tax.

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