Faulkner center closes 2017-18 season with Woody Guthrie tribute

Randy Noojin as Woody Guthrie / Courtesy

The Faulkner Performing Arts Center’s 2017-18 season comes to a close next month with a tribute to Woody Guthrie.

Playwright, actor and musician Randy Noojin will bring his one-man multimedia show “Hard Travelin’ with Woody” to the center at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

Alisha Jones, a University of Arkansas alumna, songwriter and vocalist, will open for Noojin, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Noojin’s show is filled with Guthrie’s songs, stories and artwork, and seeks to capture the iconic folksinger’s life during the tumultuous period of the Depression, World War II and the Cold War.

General admission is $20, with $10 tickets available for students, faculty, staff and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the box office at 479-575-5387 or by visiting the box office from 1:30-5 p.m. on weekdays.

Noojin will also host a songwriting workshop at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Fayetteville Public Library. The workshop is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is required. To register, visit www.faylib.org or call 479-856-7000.