The impact of Woody Guthrie on the American landscape cannot be overstated. From riding the Depression-era rails and writing the immortal classic "This Land Is Your Land" to playing union meetings with Pete Seeger and inspiring a young Bob Dylan, the man did no shortage of interesting things in his lifetime, many of which continue to resonate today. Even if you've read his autobiography, Bound for Glory--or seen the film version starring the recently departed David Carradine--you only know a fraction of this American giant's tale. Hell, Billy Bragg and Wilco made one of the best albums of the '90s by simply lending voices and melodies to a few of the thousands of unrecorded Guthrie tunes left lying in his archives. Not only did the album prove Guthrie's worth as a songwriter once again, it also showed he still has a lot to teach us, despite being physically dead for more than 40 years. Woody Guthrie's American Song, "a musical version of Woody Guthrie's love affair with America," only adds to his substantial legend, collecting Guthrie's writings and music to retell his incredible story once again. Catch it 7:30 p.m. Monday when the play opens at Theatre Too, 2800 Routh St., No. 168 in the Quadrangle. The show runs through July 26. Tickets are $20 to $30. Call 214-871-3300 or visit theatre3dallas.com for more info.
Fri., June 19, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; June 21-22, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: June 19. Continues through July 26, 2009