Kirkland Performance Center presents...
Imagination Theater – Final Performance
- Monday, January 30, 2017 – 7:30PM
- All Seats: $16.00
Mystery, drama, and laughter abound in America’s leading radio drama series regularly featuring Private Detective Harry Nile and tales of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Recorded live at KPC, America’s leading radio drama series is heard from coast to coast on over 50 radio stations in North America, including KIXI in Seattle.
This will be the last performance of Imagination Theater. Help us celebrate the amazing work of Jim French at his last performance on the KPC stage.
For seventeen years KPC and Jim French Productions have enjoyed a wonderful partnership. Together we have made it possible to bring to modern day audiences a taste of the Golden Age of Radio by recording – four to six times a year – new, professional full-cast audio drama. Due to ill health and the natural aging of Jim French, the company has decided it is a bit too much for him to continue with the live shows.
Born in Seattle in 1929, Jim French has written, directed, and produced radio dramas for listeners since 1965.
Jim French Productions produces Imagination Theatre–American radio’s premiere drama series, now heard coast to coast on well over a hundred radio stations in North America and by satellite on XM Radio. These hour-long weekly broadcasts feature mystery, suspense, fantasy and adventure, produced before live audiences on a state-of-the-art recording stage.
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Jim French was born in 1929 in Seattle, USA. At the age of eight he knew he wanted to be a radio announcer. During WWII Jim got a job as an announcer on a radio station called KPAS. He entered the Army a few years later and, after being sent to Japan with other troops, was assigned to an Armed Forces Radio Service where he started writing weekly radio shows.
In 1948, he returned to Seattle where he wrote more radio dramas, including the famous “Harry Nile” series and “The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”.
Having written and performed hundreds of radio shows, Jim’s unique, booming voice caught the attention of Valve, a video game developer. Gamers can hear his voice in Valve’s Half-Life 2, in which he voiced Father Grigori and in Left 4 Dead, also by Valve, in which he voiced Bill. Jim is still a Seattle-based radio presenter today and has most recently voiced the Elder Titan in Valve’s Dota 2.
Genre Tags: Radio Drama