A play by Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY.
Sept 8th through Oct 1st, 2011. Thurs through Sat 8pm; Sun at 3pm.

"Woody Guthrie Dreams" takes place in the final moments of the iconic American folk singer's life. Guthrie, a hard-bitten Dust Bowl Balladeer, sign painter, social activist, WWII veteran, union man and author of "This Land is Your Land" spent the final decade of his life bedridden in a psychiatric ward.  Guthrie dreams his way back through life, revisiting moments of his own biography, playing songs across the nation with Pete Seeger, Cisco Houston and Lead Belly. Guthrie is swept up in a whirlwind romance with the love of his life, Marjorie, a Martha Graham dancer. He battles his own fears, insecurities and a long debilitating illness, all the while throwing himself into a wild attempt at creating a better world, one sung chorus after another.

©2011 Michael Patrick Smith. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.