Kirkland Performance Center presents...

Imagination Theater - September 2013

  • Monday, September 30, 2013, 7:30PM

All Seats: $10

 

RADIO DRAMA

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Sadly it’s time once again to put the inner tubes, bathing suits and picnic baskets away. Summer has gone and the leaves on the trees are changing as Fall takes a firm hold on the weather. But there is a bright spot to shorter day and colder days - two new adventures of Harry Nile and Sherlock Holmes!

First up will be Larry Albert as Harry Nile in a brand new installment of our “War Comes to Harry Nile” stories by Jim French. Chapter 15 takes place on December 8th 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor and Harry has tried to enlist in every service but the Girl Scouts and has been turned down by all of them. He‘s unhappy and frustrated when he’s sent a new client by his shyster lawyer friend Marvin Asher. When the new client arrives and tells his story it’s all Harry can do to not throw him out of his office. Jim calls this one “The Day After”

Then, after the break John Patrick Lowrie return as Sherlock Holmes in an adventure especially written for us by M. J. Elliott. He calls it “The Adventure of the Profligates Plea” and we can guarantee that you’ve never see or heard us do a Holmes story the way we’re going to be recording this one that night.

Artist Bio

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.

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