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Garrison Keillor at the Woodstock Playhouse

by Editor

Garrison Keillor, world renown creator of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac, will host a benefit for Performing Arts of Woodstock at the Woodstock Playhouse on April 27 at 7:30 pm.  

Gary Edward “Garrison” Keillor (born August 7, 1942) is an American author, storyteller, humorist, voice actor, and radio personality. He is best known as the creator of the Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) show A Prairie Home Companion, which he hosted from 1974 to 2016. Keillor created the fictional Minnesota town Lake Wobegon, the setting of many of his books, including Lake Wobegon Days and Leaving Home: A Collection of Lake Wobegon Stories. Other creations include Guy Noir, a detective voiced by Keillor who appeared in A Prairie Home Companion comic skits. Keillor is also the creator of the five-​​minute daily radio/​podcast program The Writer’s Almanac, which pairs one or two poems of his choice with a script about important literary, historical, and scientific events that coincided with that date in history.

Performing Arts of Woodstock is a not-​​for-​​profit year-​​round local theater organization presenting new and established plays of quality since 1964, when it was founded by Eda Crist and Edie LeFever. PAW is the oldest, continuously running theater organization in the history of Woodstock!

For more than 50 years, Performing Arts of Woodstock has been mounting quality productions of both new and classic plays — artistically challenging plays such as True WestThe Beauty Queen of Leenane, The DresserThe Good Woman of SetzuanWho’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Twelfth NightBreaking the Code, Endgame, to name just a few from the last several years.

Keillor is donating the proceeds of An Evening of Poetry and Song to 
Performing Arts of Woodstock!

For tickets click the following link — Woodstock Playhouse.
Or call the box office at 845 679 6900  Prices are: $125, $75, $45.
Since PAW is a 501c3 organization, 65% of the ticket price is tax-​​deductible.

Performing Arts of Woodstock is also hosting a $25 pre-​​show reception at 6 pm so that Garrison Keillor and some of his fans can enjoy each other’s company. For reception reservations please call Adele at (845) 331‑2369 or email her at adeleacts@​gmail.​com for reception reservations.

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