I Am Jim Thompson is an exploration of the life and disappearance of Jim Thompson, an American businessman noted for revitalizing the Thai silk industry, who disappeared on Easter Sunday, 1967 in the highlands of Malaysia. He was never found. The multi-narrative musical explores Jim Thompson at three stages in his life. He is portrayed by three different actors: age 25, a graduate student in architecture yearning to leave the confines of his suburban Delaware upbringing; 35, a spy in Southeast Asia during World War II and an architect struggling to find his place in post-War America; 55, a silk-magnate in Thailand seemingly at the top of the world. I Am Jim Thompson is an American story about a man trying to connect with himself, understand the people he loves and ultimately struggle to find his place.