A Piece of My Heart: A Play in Two Acts

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Samuel French, Inc., 1992 - Drama - 135 pages
2 Reviews

Full Length, Drama

Characters: 1 male, 6 female

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This is a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Viet Nam 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 jungle and ends as each leaves a personal token at The 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."-N.Y. Times

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

"A riveting, rending dramatic experience."-Louisville Courier Journal


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User Review  - SerahRose - Goodreads

This was a hard one for me to rate according the GoodReads system, to be honest. On a professional level, I can see why this play is so well-loved, moving to watch (I imagine), and highly respected ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan Crim - Goodreads

This script follows the lives of five young nurses aiding the soldiers in the Vietnam war. We see the war phase them as they experience the feelings of heart break, national pride, national anger ... Read full review

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