O, What a Luxury
A live poetry reading at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, MN
with music by Richard Dworsky
Recorded for an audio companion to be released at a later date
Garrison Keillor will read selections from his new poetry collection, O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound, (Grove-Atlantic), at the Fitzgerald Theater on Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices: Free and open to the public, but tickets must be obtained ahead of time. (Tickets picked up ahead of time will include a 20% discount off the purchase of O, What a Luxury at Common Good Books.)
Book signing immediately follows
Where to find tickets:
The general public can pick up tickets in person at the Fitzgerald Theater. Box office hours: Tues. Fri. Noon 5 p.m.
Common Good Books
Tickets are available at Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave. (Snelling and Grand), St. Paul, MN 55105 Store hours: Monday Saturday 9 a.m. 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. 7 p.m.
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About the venue: The Fitzgerald Theater was purchased in 1981 to provide a home base for A Prairie Home Companion. The theater was built in 1910 as a Shubert vaudeville house and in 1933 was renamed the World Theater to reflect its international film programming. As the 100th birthday of F. Scott Fitzgerald approached, Garrison Keillor led an effort to commemorate Fitzgerald's life which included renaming the theater in his honor in 1994. Visit the Fitzgerald Theater Web site.
Garrison describes the history of The Fitzgerald Theater:
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).