Chesterton’s play “The Surprise” which was produced here in St. Louis on stage by Kevin O’Brien and The Theater of the Word, Incorporated will make its EWTN broadcast debut at the most convenient hour of 6 A.M. Thursday, December 20th. The premiere that anyone will actually watch will be on Friday, Dec. 21st at 9 P.M. Finally, when nobody is doing anything on Christmas Eve, they can watch it at noon. (Times are Central Standard)
It will probably be repeated in January as well.
Three members of the St. Louis Production cast appear in the television version. Julian Ahlquist who appeared in St. Louis as The Friar is in the television version The King of Fontarabia. Jeremy Stanbary plays the part of The Puppeteer as he did in St. Louis. Kevin O’Brien plays again The Poet.