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“The Skyjacker” D.B. Cooper Radio Play
November 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmfree
Legendary airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper disappeared into Pacific Northwest lore after hijacking a Boeing 727, but his story is returning to WSU Vancouver’s Re-Imagined Radio on Nov. 25. Listen to the “The Skyjacker” at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 for free on KXRW (99.9 FM), KXRY (107.1/91.1 FM) or AM 1310.
On Nov. 24, 1971, a middle-aged man known only as “D.B. Cooper” hijacked a Boeing 727 class jet between Portland Ore. and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The mysterious man held hostage the fate of the flight, its 36 passengers and six crew members. He parachuted over Southwest Washington from the rear of the airplane with $200,000 tied to his body. Although a few bundles of eroded 20-dollar bills were found years later, Cooper and the rest of the money never were.
Written by Dan Wyatt Jr., WSU alumnus and owner of Kiggins Theatre, “The Skyjacker” seeks to make sense of the Cooper story. This performance considers Cooper’s exploit with research, creativity and historical imagination.
This performance of “The Skyjacker” will be the first time a performance is offered simultaneously on multiple radio stations. Previously, Re-Imagined Radio offered live re-enactments of classic radio dramas at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver.