Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Woody Guthrie’s American Song a PBDW
Cat had an amazing time performing in Woody Guthrie’s American Song at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer! The show was so much fun, the team stellar, the audiences thrilling, and the reviews wonderful:
“Greenfield has a lovely bluegrass voice custom-made for plaintive songs.” –Palm Beach Daily News
“But it isn’t the highlight of the show.
That occurs just after intermission, when singer-actor-musicians Cat Greenfield and Julie Rowe entwine their beautiful voices to deliver Guthrie’s haunting, heartbreaking 1944 song “Ludlow Massacre.”
The women recount Guthrie’s version of the tragic true story of a 1914 Colorado coal miners’ strike. Kicked out of company housing, the men and their families created a tent city that became home to 1,200 souls. Some two dozen people perished when members of the Colorado National Guard and guards from the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company fired on the camp with a machine gun and set fire to the tents, suffocating a group of women and children who were hidden away in a pit for their safety.
That story, as delivered by Greenfield and Rowe, is chilling, unbearably brutal yet vividly evocative, showcasing Guthrie’s extraordinary gifts as a songwriting activist.” – South Florida Daily News
Cat loved being a part of such an important and timely piece of theatre, and hopes to revisit it again someday soon!
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