Thursday, September 6, 2012

Theater of the Word Newsletter #3

Kevin O'Brien and G. K. Chesterton

Tomorrow night (as of this writing), Friday, September 7, Kevin O'Brien will speak on G. K. Chesterton - Lover of God and Man at the Contemplative Outreach LEAP Event at 6:00 pm at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1551 Bennett, Warson Woods, MO.

From the Contemplative Outreach Newsletter -

Chesterton, a Catholic convert, wrote hundreds of novels, essays, poems, plays and mystery stories. Throughout his works runs a great sense of wonder as well as much humor, wit and paradox. Why is there a revival of interest in a cigar smoking journalist who died over 75 years ago? How could this writer - a man who loved laughter, drinking and the world around him - be one of the most influential Christians of the 20th Century?

Speaker: Kevin O'Brien, founder and artistic director of the Theater of the Word, Inc., a Catholic theater company. Although an atheist at an early age, Kevin's experiences with the dramatic arts began a conversion process that, with the help of the writings of G. K. Chesterton, brought him into the Catholic Church. 

A New Twit Twies to Tweet

Kevin O'Brien tweeting, to the disdain of many around him.
"Against my better judgment, and urged on only by my young fans and associates," Kevin O'Brien states, "I have begun tweeting.  May God help me."

Kevin's first tweets -

Kevin O'Brien@thewordinc
Hey, I've got seven followers and I only signed up an hour ago and my only tweet so far has been (and I quote) BURP!

Kevin O'Brien@thewordinc
Hey, where's the LIKE button on these tweets? Where's the LIKE button on my wife, for that matter?

If you're interested in reading profound philosophical and theological reflections such as these, Kevin is @thewordinc.


Upcoming Tours

Tours are starting to form for our live performances, including ...
  • February in Florida
  • April in Alabama and the South
  • Summer of 2013 in New England
Hop on board and book us when we're in your area!  It's cheaper that way!  Visit The Word Incorporated Website or call us at 1-888-840-WORD.

Featured Video

The movie Manalive, based on the novel by G. K. Chesterton, premiered at the Chesterton Conference in Reno last month.  A turning point in the story is this scene featuring Kevin as Professor Eames and Mark Shea as Innocent Smith (click here to view).  O'Brien describes this scene as, "A salvo fired against the Culture of Death".

Featured Blog Post - How Smooth This Road to Hell Seems!

"We're heading for disaster, but we're making good time!"

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