A Prairie Home Companion at Wolf Trap
With Garrison Keillor and special guests Heather Masse, Sara Watkins
Friday, May 25, 2012 @8:00pm - Saturday, May 26, 2012 @5:45pm
Be part of the audience as Garrison Keillor leads an ensemble cast through his entertaining live radio show filled with special guest performances, comedy sketches, musical interludes, and Keillor’s signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
- Today, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on over 576 public radio stations, and is heard abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East.
- Live every Saturday night from 6-8 p.m. EST (5-7 p.m. CT), A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon.”
- Garrison Keillor went to work for Minnesota Public Radio in 1969 on the 6 to 9 am morning program called A Prairie Home Companion—named after the Prairie Home cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota. It was after he began work on an article for the New Yorker magazine about the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville that he developed an idea for a radio show with musical guests and commercials for imaginary products.
- In 1974 Keillor hosted the first live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at Macalester College, Saint Paul. Producer Margaret Moos sold tickets for $1 for adults (50 cents for children), and the audience of 12 produced a net profit less than $8!
Find more information and purchase tickets on the Wolf Trap website.