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Piece of My Heart, A - Full Length Play, Drama

Piece of My Heart, A

Shirley Lauro

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Full Length Play, Drama

1m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573693335

"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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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period, Docudrama/Historic

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, 1970s, 1960s

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Play w/ Music

Cuttings allowed, UIL Approved

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set, Opportunity for Spectacle

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Gun Shots, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Outdoor, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Church / Religious Groups

FINALIST! The Susan Blackburn Prize

WINNER! The Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights

WINNER! The Kittredge Foundation Award

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.
"There have been a number of plays dealing with Viet Nam, 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, rending dramatic experience."-Louisville Courier Journal

Premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club
Characters

CASTING

1m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

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

CASTING NOTES

The male actor plays all the male roles in the play.

MARTHA

MARYJO

SISSY

WHITNEY

LEEAN

STEELE

THE AMERICAN MEN

Author
Shirley Lauro

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 Year," with subsequent productions at Red Fern Theater (off-Broadway), The Living ... view full profile

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Greg Donner 10/10/2013 12:13 PM
We did this play 12 years ago as a full production. We are now doing a shortened version for  one-act competition. It is very touching to audiences and offers a wonderful ensemble cast opportunity if you have a large group of girls. I think we will have a good result with the final product. -Greg Donner, Halifax County High School, Virginia

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