A Piece of My Heart

by  Shirley Lauro

Full Length Play, Drama  /  1m, 6f

"There have been a number of plays dealing with Vietnam, but none with the direct, emotional impact of Ms. Lauro's work.-The New York Times

"Brought [the audience] to tears...and a standing ovation."-Variety

"A riveting, …

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A Piece of My Heart

by  Shirley Lauro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period, Docudrama/Historic

Additional Info

This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays each young woman before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation and ends as each leaves a personal token at the memorial wall in Washington.A Piece of My Heart premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club, and now has enjoyed over 1000 productions here and abroad. It has recently been named "The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation," by The Vietnam Vets Association.
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Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1970s, 1960s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

1m, 6f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Multicultural casting
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Shirley Lauro

Shirley Lauro’s The Radiant enjoyed its World Premiere in March, 2011, at New Theatre, Miami, starring Angelica Torn as Marie Curie. The play will mark its New York off-Broadway premiere in winter, 2013. All Through the Night enjoyed its World Premiere in Chicago, receiving a Jeff Nomination, as “Best New Play of the Y ...

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Premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club

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