A Prairie Home Companion


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A Prairie Home Companion

  • 2006
  • Directed By: Robert Altman
  • Rated PG-13
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 105 Minutes
  1. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film A Prairie Home Companion
Director Robert Altman and writer Garrison Keillor join forces with an all-star cast to create a comic backstage fable, A Prairie Home Companion, about a fictitious radio variety show that has managed to survive in the age of television.

Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin star as the Johnson Sisters, Yolanda and Rhonda, a country duet act that has survived the county-fair circuit, and Lindsay Lohan plays Meryl'’s daughter, Lola, who gets her big chance to sing on the show and then forgets the words.

Kevin Kline is Guy Noir, a private eye down on his luck who works as the shows security guard, and Woody Harrelson and John C. Reilly are Dusty and Lefty, the Old Trailhands, a singing cowboy act. Add Virginia Madsen as an angel, Tommy Lee Jones as the Axeman, Maya Rudolph as a pregnant stagehand and Keillor in the role of hangdog emcee, and you have a playful story set on a rainy Saturday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, where fans file into the Fitzgerald Theater to see “A Prairie Home Companion,” a staple of radio station WLT, not knowing that WLT has been sold to a Texas conglomerate and that tonight’s broadcast will be the show's last.

Meryl Streep is scheduled to be present. Tickets become available on Monday, March 3. There is a limit of two tickets per person.