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Piece of My Heart

  • 1932 SW 3rd Street | Ankeny, IA 50023
  • Dates: 10/2/2020, 10/3/2020, 10/4/2020, 10/8/2020, 10/9/2020, 10/10/2020, 10/11/2020
  • Location: Ankeny Community Theatre
  • Phone: (515) 244-2771
  • Price: $18 adults; $12 military and veterans; $15 seniors (60+);$12 students
  • Overview

    October 2-11, 2020

    Drama - Rated PG-13
     
    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 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.
    Winner of The Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights, The Kittredge Foundation Award, and Finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. "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, rending dramatic experience." - The Courier-Journal