A One-Act Drama Written and Performed by Jeremy D Stanbary
This gripping one man drama brings to life the true and fascinating story of the early 20th Century virgin-martyr, St. Maria Goretti. Maria, a young Italian teenager at the time of her death, was brutally murdered by an acquaintance of the family for refusing - out of love for God and her purity - to give in to his sexual advances. Maria forgave her aggressor as she lay dying in the hospital and she prayed that he might one day join her in Heaven. Written from the perspective of Alessandro her murderer, who experienced a dramatic conversion in prison and later testified for the cause of Maria's canonization, this play takes you through the events that led up to Maria's loss of life, and how she subsequently helped Alessandro to find his own.