Randy Noojin as Woody GuthrieHop a fast freight through the Dustbowl and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of Woody Guthrie, America’s greatest poet-of-the-people and saint-of-the-workingman, in Randy Noojin’s critically acclaimed solo show “Hard Travelin' With Woody,” which comes to Cuesta College on Feb. 1-3.

The show is a fundraiser for the Cuesta College Drama Department.

"Hard Travelin’ With Woody" performances will be held in the Cultural and Performing Arts Center’s intimate Experimental Theater on Cuesta’s San Luis Obispo campus this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

The show is framed by Guthrie performing at a union fundraiser in 1940.

Noojin, a playwright, screenwriter and actor, has appeared in such films as “Arthur,” “Tower Heist” and “Men in Black 3.”

He invests his one-man show with topicality and urgency, rescuing it from mere homage and transforming it into a call for united action against the greed and selfishness of the rich, according to critic Clifford Lee Johnson III of Backstage.com.

“We don't learn much about Guthrie the man here,” Johnson added. “Noojin’s concern is presenting him as a political artist. It's an approach that might leave some unsatisfied, but others will welcome it, because it blows the dust off of such Guthrie standards as ‘Bound for Glory’ and ‘This Land Is Your Land,’ restoring their intended sting and deepening their soulfulness.”

All seats are $12. Tickets are available at the door or buy and print them online at www.cpactickets.cuesta.edu.

To learn more about the show, including audio and video clips, visit www.HardTravelinShow.com.