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For the month of May, there are several exciting productions held at Cuestaâ€™s Performing Art Center, under the CPACâ€™s new supervisor, Joan Hurwit.
â€œItâ€™s a very busy month,â€ Hurwit said. â€˜We have our spring production run by the drama department â€œIt Canâ€™t Happen Here.â€â€™
â€œIt Canâ€™t Happen Hereâ€ is an adaptation of Sinclair Lewisâ€™ novel brought to stage set in a 1935 American dictatorship that will be running weekend May 11 through May 13.
The production features a guest appearance from national playwright and Allan Hancock theatre history instructor, Wendy-Marie Martin.
There will also be three concerts over the course of three days.
â€œCombopoloozaâ€ will be held on May 15 at 7:30 and is a combination of different jazz techniques.
On May 16, the Cuesta wind ensemble will perform, and on May 17 Cuestaâ€™s jazz ensemble will perform, featuring two-time grammy award winning musician Eric Marienthal at .
Hurwit began running the CPAC in the new faculty position as supervisor five months ago after moving from Los Angeles where she was fine tuning her skills in play development.
â€œItâ€™s exciting because this a new position all together,â€ Hurwit said. â€œThere has never been a single person who has been running this space.â€
â€œIâ€™m really aiming at putting the CPAC on the map,â€ she added.