Wednesday, November 2, 2016

'Hard Travelin’ with Woody': a one-man at Centenary Stage

Originally produced at FringeNYC, winner of Best of Fest at Maui Fringe and the Alderman Award at Chicago Fringe, Randy Noojin’scritically acclaimed, award winning multimedia solo show, Hard Travelin’ with Woody continues Centenary Stage Company’s annual Fringe Festival November 10 – 13 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.

"A constant delight! This is a great show for Guthrie fans and for those hearing these songs and stories for the first time."

"Noojin captures the spirit of Woody, getting even an uptight New York crowd singing along . . . This is solid, entertaining work that should travel far and wide in these hard times, just like Guthrie himself."

Written and performed by Randy Noojin (photo above), Hard Travelin’ with Woody is a one-man multimedia play featuring the music and artworks of Woody Guthrie. Hop a box car through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America's iconic folksinger, saint-of-the-workingman and poet-of-the-people as “Woody” plays for a union meeting of striking mineworkers who are on the verge of yielding to vigilante violence.

Writer/Performer Randy Noojin has acted in hundreds of plays regionally and in New York at Circle Repertory, La Mama E.T.C., Circle-in-the-Square, Circle Rep Lab, and The Drilling Company. Film: Die Barkley, The Bench; Television: Boardwalk Empire, Royal Pains. Randy’s plays, THE COMPLAINT, THE KNIFE TRICK, YOU CAN’T TRUST THE MALE, UNBEATABLE HAROLD, and THE MEMORY COLLECTION (NEA Grant for Musical Theatre) have been commissioned and produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Circle Rep Lab, as well as nationwide and internationally; they are published by Dramatic Publishing Company. Randy holds an M.F.A. from The University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop. The feature film based on his play UNBEATABLE HAROLD premiered on Showtime in 2011, starring Dylan McDermott, Charles Durning and Henry Winkler.

Performances for Hard Travelin’ with Woody are November 10 through 13 in the Kutz Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. Performance times are Thrusday, November 10 at 7:30 pm; Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm and Sunday, November 13 at 2 pm. Tickets prices range from $22.50 to $25.00 for adults and $15.00 to $17.50 for children under 12. Thursday evening is $25.00 for all seats with a special buy one/get one rush ticket special when tickets are purchased in person at the CSC box office as early as two hours prior to the show. The buy one/get one rush ticket special is not valid for advance ticket sales.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the CSC box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The CSC box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Avenue Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to stay up – to – date on all CSC offerings and news.

The 2016 - 17 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

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