Q: What’s the status of your screenplay?
A: It's waiting for another rewrite. The truth about screenwriting is that nothing is ever finished. You stop writing when the director takes the script out of your hand and gives it to the actors.
Q: What can fans expect from the Love & Comedy Tour?
A: It's almost three hours long with an intermission when the audience stands and sings a patchwork medley of old songs a cappella, which is very moving. Fred Newman is our sound-effects wizard, there's some gospel, some tender love duets, a long, convoluted News from Lake Wobegon, a hot band and some radio drama. I love walking out into the audience and, during the outdoor shows, threading my way between the blankets and lawn chairs and coolers, telling stories, and I love singing harmony on the duets.
Q: You’ve said this is your final tour. Why is it time to stop?
A: I'm 75. It just stands to reason. I love being 75 but I don't have delusions about it. I keep in touch with classmates from the Class of 1960 and I know about mortality.
WANT TO GO?
What: Garrison Keillor presents the Love & Comedy Tour with Aoife O'Donovan, Fred Newman and Richard Dworsky & the Road Hounds
Where: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering
When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6
Cost: $30-$50 in advance, $35-$55 at the door
More info: 937-296-3300 or www.fraze.com