The Strand Theatre presents the July edition of Strand on the Air, a series of original radio variety shows, on Sunday, July 26 at 5 p.m. The shows feature comedy skits and music, and can be heard by tuning in to WRFR at 93.3 in Rockland, 99.3 in Camden, or by streaming at WRFR.org. Each show will then be available to stream on the Strand Theatre website at RocklandStrand.com, and as a podcast.
“Covid or not, we’re careening through the summer toward another edition of Strand on the Air,” says writer-director-comedian-host Liz McLeod, in a news release. “We started our current special summer series with a ‘Social Distancing Edition,’ and followed that up last month with the ‘Son of Social Distancing Edition.’ So get ready now for our special ‘Niece Of Social Distancing Edition!’”
As always, the program will feature another generous helping of original music by Strand Education Coordinator Brittany Parker, and an assortment of comedy sketches performed by McLeod and the Strand Family Players, represented in this episode by William Zall, Olivia Vanner, Lili Bonnarigo, and announcer Dan Bookham.
In the “All Things Rescinded” segment, newscasters Camomile Bourgeois and Karl Stuffel will consider the proliferation of “drive in” and “drive up” phenomena in the age of Covid-19, and the possible replacement of summer festivals by app-based alternatives, along with an interesting sidelight on the shortage of Moxie that now grips the state. And speaking of Moxie, Mrs. Grunden and Lilita are hard at work down in Abysmal Point trying to brew up their own Moxie alternative.
Special musical guests for the July program will be longtime Midcoast folk-bluegrass members Dusty and Joanna and Friends, who will be featured in a pair of original numbers.
The Strand on the Air ‘Niece Of Social Distancing Edition’ program will be heard the last Sunday of each month through this summer as another feature in the Strand Theatre’s extensive schedule of alternative programming.