Garrison Keillor Coming to Eccles Center, 4/3
A brilliant storyteller - best known as the witty host of NPR's "A Prairie Home Companion" - Garrison Keillor charms audiences with his quirky humor, stories and song at The Eccles Center on Thursday, April 3. The downhome evening begins at 7:30 p.m.
The beloved Keillor and his familiar baritone have captivated radio listeners (17 million of them) for decades. Onstage, his wry humor and clever delivery is spellbinding as he weaves together anecdotes and song in a classy, Americana-filled show that speaks to all. The ambiance is unhurried and brimming with funny commentary as he takes his audience on a journey to gain new insights on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion and other facets of daily life. And, yes, by night's end, the Eccles Center is highly likely to become a place "where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."
As a New York Times reviewer puts it, "Music and memory have long been formative pillars of Mr. Keillor's radio show, where humor and a homespun air never mask sophistication and erudition altogether."
"What an incredible storyteller and genuinely funny fellow," says Teri Orr, PCI's executive director. "Mr. Keillor truly has mastered the art of finding the humor in the everyday experience."
In addition to his radio show and online program, "The Writers Almanac," Keillor is the best-selling author of several books, including "Lake Wobegon Days," "Love Me" and "Homegrown Democrat."
Park City Institute presents Garrison Keillor on Thursday, April 3 at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City). Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Main Stage Eccles Tickets range from $20 to $69 with a 20-percent discount for seniors; ½ price tickets for children ages 16 and under; $5 seats available in the Copper Section for Summit County students (K-12). Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.