“In the Blood,” a live multimedia presentation illustrating the history of Maine lumbermen and river drivers, will take place Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

The innovative live "docu-exhibit" produced by Sumner McKane combines the projection of archived film and photography with authentic sound design, oral histories and a live musical soundtrack to tell a historical story in a live presentation.

Up to the turn of the 20th century, it was not a board of directors or a bureaucratic system that made the logging camp and industry successful; it was the skills, integrity, and personality of individuals. “In the Blood” celebrates and sheds new light on the lives of these legendary Maine men, their character and their history. The audience is taken into that rugged environment — the camp, the haul roads, the landings and yards, the rivers and lakes — via stories and descriptions told by the men themselves. The result is an accurate, detailed and seemingly personal experience — as though the viewer is sitting in a camp listening to the men. The experience is a striking virtual journey into the 19th-century Maine woods.

General admission tickets are $12.50. To buy tickets, or for more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.