NWAA, KNKX 88.5fm & The Stranger present
Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through
Sunday April 15, 2018 · 7:30pm
Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
“He has come to represent a crucial schism in the national taste—the Great Continental Divide between sarcasm and earnestness, snark and purity, the corrupt and the wholesome.” — Slate
“Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won’t feel so thankful then ” — Garrison Keillor
Seattle favorite Garrison Keillor returns to intimate and comfortable Benaroya Hall with his new one-man show “Passing Through”. Long a Seattle favorite, Keillor’s curmudgeonly take on politics, social norms, and everyday existence provides a thoughtful and all-too-honest look at our lives.
About the artist:
One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a writer and humorist best known as the former host of the popular live radio variety show, A Prairie Home Companion, attracting more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week.
Keillor is also the host of the daily radio and online program, The Writers Almanac, and the editor of several anthologies of poetry, including Good Poems: American Places. A best-selling author, he has published more than two dozen books, including Lake Wobegon Days, The Book of Guys, Pilgrims, Guy Noir and the Straight Skinny, and Homegrown Democrat. In 2006, Keillor played himself alongside a cast that included Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Kevin Kline, in the critically acclaimed film adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion, directed by Robert Altman.
With Grammy, ACE, and George Foster Peabody awards, Keillor has also been honored with the National Humanities Medal, and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Offering insight and stories from his journey as one of America’s greatest storytellers, Keillor captivates audiences with his unique blend of comedy, charisma and wisdom.