Re-Imagined Radio: The Lone Ranger

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:00pm

See and hear a live radio drama of “The Lone Ranger.” The production re-imagines the Lone Ranger’s original story and combines it with a story of empowerment of women on an Oregon Trail wagon train. This performance features Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle.

“The Lone Ranger” was a popular radio drama, with more than three thousand episodes broadcast between January 31, 1933 and May 27, 1955. The radio show was an immediate success and quickly spawned a series of novels, films, television series, animations, comic strips, books, video games and toys, as well as parodies and spoofs. Although possibly inspired by Texas Ranger Captain John R. Hughes, to whom the book “The Lone Star Ranger” by Zane Grey was dedicated in 1915, the Lone Ranger and his companion Tonto are both fictional characters. Even so, they and their horses, Silver and Scout, are enduring American icons. Hi-Yo, Silver, away!

Doors open at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $8 in advance or $12 at the door. Food and drinks are available to purchase.

Re-Imagined Radio uses voice actors, Foley sound artists and other creative people to re-create radio dramas, both contemporary and from the Golden Age of Radio (1930s – 1950s), using original scripts. Digital SFX, music, visual backdrops and social media provide new storytelling opportunities. The result: radio as never before seen, or heard.

Re-Imagined Radio is produced by John Barber, clinical associate professor in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program. For more information, contact John Barber at

Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660