Mar 10 2017

Strand Weekly Email 3/10/2017

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Dear Strand Fan,

TONIGHT!   Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike!   On stage tonight, Saturday, and Sunday.   You will not want to miss this funny Christopher Durang comedy.   The Shelby County Players finish their run of this very entertaining play this weekend.   We hope to see you there!

Next week we have the second in our Community Treasure Series.  On Wednesday March 15th (beware!)  Alex Krach, director of the Shelby County Historical Society, will be the featured speaker.   The Shelby County Historical Society owns and operates the Grover Museum.   The talk will be interesting and informative.   The event is free.   Et tu Brute…

The week finishes with Friday Night Frights featuring House on the Haunted Hill with Vincent Price.   Saturday we welcome the BROOKE STEELE BAND to the Strand for some bluegrass, traditional country, and gospel music.   It will be a busy week.

The Shelby County Players will be striking (taking down) their set after Sunday’s matinee.  On Monday the Strand is having a rather odd visit from the leadership of the State Fire Marshal’s office.  As best we can tell, this is very unusual.   We will all find out together.    As you recall the Strand had a very disappointing interaction with them in what appeared to be requirements placed upon us using erroneous assumptions.    They corrected that, but not without costing our organization valuable time and assets.

The work is continuing.  This week we finished some miscellaneous trim work and continued getting the projection booth ready for paint.  We also found an original 1920s projector part.   That projector is now on display in the Grover Museum.  We got the part to them and hopefully reunite it with the projector in the correct spot!    We are still painting, painting, and more painting.

Last weekend we also removed the tile flooring from the north and south offices.   Everyone was suspect of that tile.   We knew better.   It came up easily.  On the back was the original installation tag.   It was indeed Battleship Linoleum tile produced during WWII.   The tag says “Owing to the difficulty in procuring regular supplies of pigments, we cannot guarantee that shades of green will match.”   The tile was manufactured by Farr & Bailey Mfg. Co. of Camden, NJ.   This would have been between 1941 and 1945.   Shelbyville Paint was in business then…maybe they sold it to us!

We are holding a STRAND WORK SESSION tomorrow, Saturday March 11th from 9:00am – noon.   We will paint, scrape, and also take out some trash that has accumulated.      We are making headway and the results are very satisfying.  We would love to have you join us.

Our neighbors at Mach1 PC are coming along nicely next door with their building.  When you walk to the Strand, take time to look into their windows and see the progress.  Thank you to Scott and Vinny P. for leaving the lights on!  Our block is looking better and better.

The Strand Organ Project had progress this week.  David Bottom, who will lead the restoration effort, made the trip from Lexington KY to the Strand.  We are in the process of finishing the planning document.  Next will be finding a suitable weeknight for our weekly work sessions.   Things are going well.

Want to volunteer?  We would love to have you join the Strand Family.   We have wonderful shows that require concessions, tickets, ushering, and theater maintenance.   If you are interested, please reply to this email and Rhonda S. will get back with you.
CHLOË AGNEW of Celtic Woman returns on March 21st.   It will be a very special concert.  Tickets are on sale at Mickeys T-Mart or online at

Thank you for your support.   The Strand can sometimes be frustrating, but seeing the performances on stage makes it all worth it.   It is always better seeing it with you too!   See you at the Strand.


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