A Piece of My Heart

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 1m

"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, …

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 1m
  • Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Period, Docudrama/Historic
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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.
Premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club
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)
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day, 1970s, 1960s
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Additional Features Play w/ Music
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Drugs
    • Gun Shots
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes
    • Smoking



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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 ...
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