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THE BOMB: ANTI-NUKE SONGS OF THE SIXTIES AND BEYOND
October 9, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Payomet is proud to host another installment of the interpretive series, Remembrances of the North Truro Air Force Radar Station, on Saturday, October 9 at 5:00pm with a special free performance of THE BOMB: Anti-Nuke Songs of the Sixties and Beyond.
Curated by Dan Lombardo, the series includes films, author talks and an original play, among other community events. It is inspired by the military past of the arts center, located at the Cape Cod National Seashore’s Highlands Center.
After a summer of running Kevin Rice’s play, Under the Radar, and offering programs about the protection/horror of the North Truro Air Force Radar Station, we’re excited about having some of Cape Cod’s finest performers on the site to perform the great anti-nuke music (and satire) that helped bring an end (or actually a pause) to the Mutually Assured Destruction of the nuclear arms race.
**This is a free event, however please [ REGISTER HERE ] if you plan on joining us on October 9.
You might remember the Nuclear Clock that illustrated the approach to midnight — the moment of annihilation. It had been at about 10 minutes to midnight for many years. Until the Trump administration threatened the use of nuclear weapons against China, North Korea, and even Mexico. The clock then came within two minutes of midnight.
In recognition of the importance of the message of THE BOMB: Anti-Nuke Songs of the Sixties and Beyond the event will be free and open to the public.
Chandler Travis // Randy Newman’s “Political Science,” the Louvin Brothers “The Great Atomic Power,” and Jack Sheldon’s “Atomic Bomb.”
Kami Lyle // Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock,” and one or two others
Stephen Russell with Broadway Central // The Merry Minuet, by Sheldon Harnick (Kingston Trio recorded it), The Crow on the Cradle, by Sydney Carter
Alex Brewer // Bob Dylan’s “Die in My Footsteps,” and Steve Goodman’s “Watching Joey Glow.”
Chandler and John Shuman are going to do an old Bob and Ray routine about a little manufacturer who makes atomic bombs because “the average consumer deserves to have their own at a reasonable price” ($79.95)
Kathleen Healy, with Heydey and Randy Patterson // Chimes of Freedom, Times They Are A Changin’, and Get Together
Broadway Central // Bob Dylan’s “Señor”
John Shuman // Reading from Dr. Strangelove, the monologue of President Merkin Muffley on the phone with Soviet Premier Kissov. (“Now then, Dmitri, you know how we’ve always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the Bomb…”
Finale: Everyone on stage to sing “We’ll Meet Again (Don’t Know Where, Don’t Know When),” as in the ending of Dr. Strangelove when Slim Pickens rides a nuclear bomb