My Will & My Life - a play remembering "The Saint of 9/11"
Friday, October 11, 2019
7:00PM – 9:00PM
The 3rd Annual Fr. Mychal Judge Memorial Series presents MY WILL AND MY LIFE, by award winning playwright Harry Cronin and directed by Christopher P. Kelly - a poignant look at the life and death of Father Mychal Judge. Father Mychal was officially the first identified victim of 9/11 and has become known to some as the Saint of 9/11. Mychal was a Franciscan priest and a chaplain for the NYC Fire Department. The play takes place a few weeks after the terror attacks of 9/11 in New York City. The story is told by George who is a New York City fireman and 9/11 first responder who was with Father Mychal when he was killed in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.George is a recovering alcoholic and closeted gay man that Father Mychal had helped. Mychal was also gay and a recovering alcoholic. This compelling story about the terror and grief of 9/11 and the life of a very unconventional priest ends in love, redemption, recovery and hope. The play has received audience accolades for its honesty and griping emotional content throughout the San Francisco Bay area and in NYC. MY WILL AND MY LIFE was an audience and critic favorite at the 2019 San Francisco Fringe Festival.