Legendary airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper has disappeared into Pacific Northwest lore, but his story is returning to Vancouver’s Re-imagined Radio on Nov. 27—the anniversary of the actual event in 1971.
Re-imagined Radio will perform “In Flight with D. B. Cooper” at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., Vancouver. Advance tickets are available for $10 from kigginstheatre.com until midnight Nov. 26. After that, tickets will be sold at the door for $12. Doors open at 6 p.m.; beer, wine and concessions are available for purchase.
The Re-Imagined Radio project is led by John Barber, faculty in the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at Washington State University Vancouver. Cooper has been the subject of endless speculation since Thanksgiving Eve 1971, when he parachuted over Southwest Washington from the rear of a hijacked passenger jet airplane with $200,000 tied to his body. Although some of the money was found years later, Cooper and the rest of the money never were.
Written by Dan Wyatt Jr., owner of Kiggins Theatre, the radio drama seeks to answer the question: What did Cooper and Northwest Orient stewardess Tina Mucklow talk about before Cooper jumped?