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Time to start memorizing lines and packing suitcases! The Chesterton national tour has was almost booked ALL 2024 potential stops from Sacramento to Orlando AND Wheaton College to Wichita Falls Texas. Chesterton may be forced to accept modern modes of travel!
Chesterton Station news
Plans have begun for filming the next season of Chesterton Station featuring Charles Dickens and HG Wells, written by John Walker and Richard Corbo. Filming is set for August 2024, more details to follow soon!
The 2023 “Chesterton Station” episode has wrapped. Filming began at EWTN on the 16th and ended on the 22nd of July . “The Mysterious Death of Mr. Faith”, in which Dorothy L Sayers visits the station and together with a Chesterton, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Father Brown, solve the mysterious case of a mysterious murder of a most mysterious man, Mr. Faith! A “Chesterton Station”, whodunit, with clues for the viewer to put together!
Here are some pictures.
ACS Conference updates:
Hope to see you at the 42nd annual Chesterton Conference a Minneapolis! Here’s a promo…
Will I see you there? I’ll save a cigar just in case!
The Grand Opening of Chesterton and Company Cigars emporium and parlor in Steubenville!
One of the greatest nights of my life. Thank you to Matt Fradd, Rob, Chad, Matt and all the owners of The Chesterton and Company cigars of Steubenville for your warm welcome and hospitality. And, thank you, to all who came down to the event. It warmed my heart to see such a generous spirit and participate in such an intentionally Catholic, community event.
Plus an exciting an event in the works at the cigar shop on December 10th at 8 pm!
Dickens will be reading from his Carol and GK will sharing his writings on Christmas as well, a good time is guaranteed for all with the mead flowing and cigars puffing! Get your tickets early if you’ll be near Steubenville at this time!
And in "CHESTERTON STATION" NEWS,
I am so excited to have begun writing the next “Chesterton Station” episode, with a talented co-writer and research assistant Miss Elizabeth Williams!
We have begun the research and creating dramatic action for an episode entitled “The Mysterious Death of Mr. Faith.” In which GK and Dorothy L. Sayers solve a murder mystery with help from Lord Peter Wimsey and Father Brown. Stay tuned for more updates!
Filiming commences at EWTN studios in Alabama July 2023
The annual Chesterton Conference this year was a blast! So many amazing speakers and new friendships made. Even some guy was dressed as Chesterton and gave a talk on GK's conversion! Oh wait, that was me! Join the Chesterton society to see that video. I thoroughly enjoyed being Chesterton for a live audience. Thank you Dale Ahlquist and Chuck Chalberg for gracious introduction, we passed the torch, I mean, the cigar!
Here are some pics from that event! Click the Link below for more!
A literal passing of the torch, or in this case, a cigar. One of kindest, most generous, gifted men I have ever met. Chuck Chalberg, the man who paved the road to GK, which I now walk in admiration and respect.
ALSO, CHESTERTON STATION news: We just wrapped production on two new episodes!
The first episode involves Robert Hugh Benson's arrival with those dreaded airships, the Volors from his "Lord of the World" in hot pursuit. Will Chesterton scare them off with his trusty pocket pistol or will this attack take more prayer from each man as they wrestle with being sent on a mission, from God!
The next episode features George MacDonald who along with Chesterton gets a visit from a fairy at the station as both men discover how the vision of imagination is the beginning of seeing with faith, that which may be incomprehensible to the naked eye.
Here are some photos from the shoot!
The immensely talented and scholarly gentleman: Brady Webb, as Robert Hugh Benson!
The angelic and incredibly gifted actor, Cate Stuart as MacDonald's fairy, working out a tricky shot with our director.
It takes a focused and talented actor to stay in the world of the script when a mere six feet away is all cables, cameramen, lights, tours, and much more activity going on all completely unrelated to the scene!
How lucky we were to have this Holy man and generous actor: Martin Watjen, pouring his heart into George MacDonald, as well as so many young souls through his work in evangelization at Franciscan University!
Here are the sorts of normal stuff an actor checks in his luggage, I can't imagine what the fuss was all about!
Why wait until the shows air, here are the shooting scripts! Though fair warning, we did many rewrites everyday of shooting.
John Walker, a professional actor, joins this episode of Uncommon Sense and talks about his own journey through Hollywood and how he eventually ended up taking up the role of playing G.K. Chesterton himself.