“Affairs of the Heart with Lonesome Gal” is a live radio drama led by John Barber, professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program, and features local voice actors and sound artists.
The program will sample five romantic radio dramas from the 1940s – 1960s, each dealing with love and other affairs of the heart.
- “Lonesome Gal,” which Barber describes as “the first virtual girlfriend, a sultry voice on the radio.”
- “Good Salesperson,” the story of two lonely people who connect through the newspaper's personals column.
- “The Valiant,” a tale about the unexplainable actions undertaken for love.
- “The Romance of Helen Trent,” an exploration of the hardships and heartbreaks endured for love.
- “Bloodthirsty Kate,” a story showing how love can toss human beings about, “like ships on the ocean,” Barber said. “When this happens, even pirates have trouble finding love.”
Tickets are available for $10 in advance online at kigginstheatre.com, or for $12 at the door the night of the performance. A special couples package is available for $25, including two tickets, a small popcorn and two chocolate truffles from Fleur Chocolatte. Concessions, beer and wine will be available for purchase before and during the performance.
Re-Imagined Radio is a partnership between Barber, Kiggins Theatre, KXRW Radio, Metropolitan Performing Arts, and the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program at WSU Vancouver.