A Piece of My Heart

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A Piece of My Heart a play in two acts by Shirley Lauro. 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.

The original text

The play premiered in New York at Manhattan Theatre Club.

Published by Samuel French, 1992.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

NAPAC Drama, 1993, directed by Murray McGibbon.



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