Friday, October 28, 2011

An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor is the American humorist most famous for his longstanding work on the radio program "A Prairie Home Companion". Telling his branded bizarre, folksy homespun stories from his fictional hometown of Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Keillor offers an impossibly descriptive and a long thought dead brand of American humor. I had the pleasure of seeing his one man show last night at Severance Hall, where for nearly two hours without pause in his patented red shoes, Keillor spun his outrageous tales about his childhood and eccentric family, mixing in the occasional musical aside lamenting modern technology, and culminating in the unfortunate incident of the spreading of his beloved aunt's ashes at sea. Keillor's monologues create such warm and vivid imagery and his style of humor truly is an American treasure.