The two artists will take part on the company's "Traffic" series, a program of one-night-only affairs featuring artists from various disciplines. Stritch has had plenty of practice talking about herself over the last couple years. Her solo show Elaine Stritch at Liberty had an acclaimed run on Broadway, netting a Tony Award. It recently opened in London. The "Traffic" appearance, called An Evening with Elaine Stritch, is described as a "casual conversation discussing her life in theatre and film." The show will be on March 17 at 7:30. Tickets are $50, $74 with dinner.
Keillor will take the stage on June 9 for An Evening of Ribaldry, his exploration of blue humor. Keillor made his mark as a humorist and raconteur in the mid-80s when "A Prarie Home Companion" emerged as that rarity, a popular radio series. With "Lake Wobegone Days," he added successful novelist to his credits. Tickets are $35, $59 with dinner. For information, call (312) 335-1650.