Saturday, February 4, 2017

HARD TRAVELIN’ WITH WOODY - ASU - February 17

HARD TRAVELIN’ WITH WOODY, the critically acclaimed multimedia solo show with the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie, written and performed by ASU theatre alum, Randy Noojin, will be presented at ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, on Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $33 premium, $28 reserve, $25 general admission, $21 for faculty/staff and students of ASU at the door.   Tickets at www.asukerr.com, or call box office: 480.596.2660.  Visit show site at www.HardTravelinShow.com

HARD TRAVELIN’ WITH WOODY began its international tour soon after it became a critical and box office hit at its premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in 2011.   Randy Noojin channels folk singer/activist Woody Guthrie, as Woody plays for a union meeting of striking mine workers.  The show is packed with Woody’s wit and humor, over a dozen of his greatest songs, and projections of his astonishing and rarely seen artworks.  Guthrie’s views on income inequality, police brutality and the conditions facing migrant workers resonate with an urgency that is remarkably relevant today. 

“Captures the spirit of Woody…solid, entertaining work that should travel far and wide in these hard times, just like Guthrie himself.”  HUFFINGTON POST

“By equating the conditions of Depression-era America with those of today, writer-performer Randy Noojin invests his one man show about Woody Guthrie, with topicality and urgency, rescuing it from mere homage and transforming it into a call for united action against greed…Blows the dust off such Guthrie standards as ‘Bound for Glory’ and ‘This Land is Your Land,’ restoring their intended sting and deepening their soulfulness.” BACKSTAGE.COM


“A constant delight…jokes, puns and verbal plays make the spoken sections a pleasure to listen to but what is more of a pleasure is getting to hear Woody’s songs.  This is a great show for Guthrie fans and for those hearing these songs and stories for the first time.”  NYTHEATRE.COM

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