“This Train Is Bound For Glory”. Woody Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution and do it with joy. In this toe-tapping event for all generations four actor-musicians play 22 instruments, perform over 30 of Guthrie’s songs, and celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of this American icon who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition.
Lively pre-performance discussions about the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and a member of the artistic team. Add Scoop to your shopping cart with ticket purchase for only $5.
August 8th, 15th, 22nd
A post-performance BYOI (bring-your-own-instrument) musical free-for-all with the cast. All musicians and music enthusiasts are welcome to hoot, holler, and sing along.
August 9th, 16th, 23rd
Enjoy a prix fixe dinner-and-a-show package at our award-winning restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro. Theatre ticket and dinner packages start at $81. That's a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! You can also add on a prix fixe dinner to any existing ticket order for $40. View the menu.
An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.
August 15th at 2pm & 7:30pm, August 19th at 2pm
"Lutken and Corley eschew jukebox musical clichés, allowing Guthrie’s personal history to flow organically through his music."
"This talented quartet effortlessly captures the down-home style Guthrie embodied and defined for generations to come."
"If anything, the themes explored resonate more deeply today than ever."
—Broad Street Review
"Two hours of amazing music served up by these four exceedingly gifted performers."
"It is revelatory how truly timeless Woody's music is."
"I can highly recommend you make the trip to Malvern to catch this gem."
—Delco Culture Vultures
"I cannot overstate the synergy of these four talented performers."
"Lutken is an incredibly charming and likable host."
"One must marvel at the prescience of Woody Guthrie’s muse."
—Philly Life & Culture