Five Bells for 9/11

Five Bells for 9/11 is a memorial to those that died and to those that were wounded physically and emotionally on that infamous morning.

Photos courtesy of Ken Bizzigotti of
Times Herald-Register.
The play tells the stories of three people that were directly impacted: Bruce Van Hine, a fire fighter for Squad 41; Lana Ho Shing, a mutual funds specialist for Morgan Stanley, and Father Brian Jordan, a Franciscan priest at the Church of St. Francis.

I've written this piece in such a way as to leave the audience with new, healing memories linked to those that still wound us. Ann Van Hine, the wife of one of the characters in the play said, "We shouldn't be coping, we should be hoping." It is my deepest desire that this play will bring hope and healing to those who experience it.

Arrangements can be made to have Ann Clark Van Hine, the widow of one of the characters in the play, speak after the performance, and/or have Dominick Crincoli play the song he wrote for the play, "I Will Respond." Dominick could also perform a mini-concert and/or worship service after the play, with or without his band.

Photo courtesy of
Frank Silecchia, who discovered
the Healing Cross of Ground Zero.
The play was performed in NYC on the tenth and near the fifteenth anniversaries, and Off-Broadway at The Lamb's Theatre on 9/11/02.

That was lovely. Thank you.
--Robert M. Fresco
Academy Award winning filmmaker
Checklosovakia 1968

Rich, thanks so much for such a powerful and moving performance and message.
--Melanie M. Jeschke 
 Author of The Oxford Chronicles and Jillian Dare

Wow. I remember being at MasterWorks a year or so after 9/11 and seeing this drama. There wasn't a dry eye in the room - the all guys row behind me was sniffling all throughout. I wish I could see it again, but it made a deep impression on me, and brought healing to our group. Thank you for sharing your gifts.
--Lauri Koenig
violin instructor
Wirth Center for Performing Arts
St. Cloud, MN

This play spreads his glory.
--Ann Van Hine (widow of Bruce Van Hine, whose story is featured in the play)
Quoted in the Times Herald-Register

Thank you for such a great performance. I lost my friend who was a firefighter. Your performance and sensitivity meant the world to me that night.
--Sara Kronemann
(After Five Bells for 9/11 performed in NYC on 9/11/11)

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