Christendom to Host "An Evening with Chesterton"

March 17, 2003

Known as "the apostle of common sense," G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) journeys all the way from England to Front Royal, VA, to offer his own unique views on everything from the virtues of things small, whether they be families or pubs, to the evils of things large, whether they be imperialist schemes or socialist states. His timeless thoughts are found in over 100 books, hundreds of poems, five plays, five novels, and some 200 short stories. A man of paradox and humor, he will surprise, confound, and provoke those who have the courage to listen to him.

Sponsored by Christendom College, this performance comes alive through the creation of Dr. John C. Chalberg. Professional historian-actor and Fulbright lecturer, Chalberg has brought this character to audiences across the U.S.A. and Canada, and in 2000 portrayed him in a 15-part series for EWTN. Dr. Chalberg holds a Ph.D. in American History and has taught at the college level for many years. Having researched and written his own shows, Chalberg is not simply the mouthpiece, but one well-versed on his subjects and uniquely able to blend education and entertainment.

The two-act performance will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2003 at 7:00 PM, in the St. Lawrence Commonsl on the Front Royal campus of Christendom College. Admission to the show is free and open to the public, but donations (to benefit Christendom Student Mission trips to Banica and Mexico City) will be accepted at the door.

For more info call 800-877-5456 ext. 272, or visit the American Chesterton Society's webpage at www.chesterton.org.

 

 


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