Re-Imagined Radio, “Affairs of the Heart with Lonesome Gal”

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

“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, 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.

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660

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