Saturday, October 12, 2013 — 4:45 p.m.
A Prairie Home Companion started production in 1974. Live every Saturday night from 5—7 p.m., A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
WWNO is proud to present A Prairie Home Companion, in a live broadcast from the restored Saenger Theatre. With major support from the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign and additional support from Christwood Retirement Community.
Premium tickets to see A Prairie Home Companion are SOLD OUT.
A Prairie Home Companion tickets are now on sale! The Saenger Theatre box office is still under construction, so anyone wanting to purchase tickets in person can do so at the Mahalia Jackson Theater box office, 1419 Basin Street, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price range is $40-$80.
Garrison Keillor was born in 1942 in Anoka, Minnesota, and began his radio career as a freshman at the University of Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1966. He went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969, and on July 6, 1974, he hosted the first broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion in St. Paul.
Today, some 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations coast to coast and beyond tune in to the show each week. Keillor has been honored with Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
His many books include Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims: A Wobegon Romance, and Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny (Viking). He is the host of the daily program The Writer's Almanac and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, most recently, Good Poems: American Places (Viking). In 2006, Keillor played himself in the movie adaptation of his show, a film directed by Robert Altman.
He has two grandsons and in 2007, he opened an independent bookstore, Common Good Books, in St. Paul, the city where he and his wife and daughter make their home.