Dreams of Bali
Dreams of Bali is a radio drama, produced by the ZBS Foundation. It is the eight of the Jack Flanders adventure series and the third of the Travels with Jack sub-series. It combines elements of Americana, Old-time radio and Sufism.
|Running time||2 hours 5 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Written by||Thomas Lopez|
|Directed by||Thomas Lopez|
|Recording studio||United States|
|Original release||1992 – present|
|Jack Flanders chronology|
Jack travels to Bali to visit an old friend, Tiffany, and finds himself immersed in a saga of jealousy that extends down from the gods themselves to the mere mortals who fall under their spell. A spectral Balinese holy man helps Jack to become an avatar of Rangda, Queen of Witches in a dangerous attempt to save Tiffany from her plight.
Notes & ThemesEdit
In Midnight at the Casa Luna, Jack is reminded of another Casa Luna cafe he says that he visited while in Ubud, Bali - i.e. during this story. While Dreams of Bali does not mention that cafe, there is a Nani working at the Cafe Wayan. Both Nanis are played by Phoebe Moon but there is no recognition between the characters. The Casa Luna Nani is aware of the 'other' Casa Luna in Ubud and Sir Henry mentions that the cafe exists in many locations at once.
Made: "Only the bulging eyes and twisted fang of her mask can be seen."
Jack: "I think I once dated her."
Nani: "Her tongue hang out."
Jack: "Yeah, that's her."
- Jack Flanders - Robert Lorick
- Tiffany - Jana Harris
- Made - Aasif Mandviwala
- Nani - Phoebe Moon
- Man in Hotel - Baju
- Black Magic Woman - Yolande Bavan
- Wise Old Man - Felix Avacado
- Additional characters - Andre Adler, Virginia Rambal and Ruth Maleczech
- Executive Producer - Thomas Manuel Lopez
- Story & Script - Meatball Fulton
- Additional ideas plus the Wise Old Man's words - Marcia Dale Lopez
- Music - Tim Clark
- Engineers - Robert Harrari and Fulton
- Illustration - Alan Okamoto
- Graphics - Jaye Oliver
Travels with JackEdit
Each story involves Jack being approached by a beautiful woman who asks for his help. In three of them he is sitting in a restaurant, eating alone, when this happens. The fourth (Dreams of Bali), while it begins with a strange dream concerning food, starts after Jack has already accepted the invitation and been flown out.
These are the only stories in which Jack asks that someone cover his expenses.