Historical Drama

A Piece of My Heart

May 5, 2017 - May 21, 2017

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (Reserved Seating)


Written by Shirley Lauro, a powerful, true drama of six women who went to Vietnam: nurses, a Red Cross volunteer and a USO country-western singer. The latter is booked to entertain the troops by an unscrupulous agent. Follow each young woman’s story before, during, and after her tour in the war-torn nation. It was named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association.

Support and Sponsors

This project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. Supported by a grant from the Paul Green Foundation, Inc. Serving the Arts and Human Rights since 1982 Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

A Piece of My Heart is part of the American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Region’s 100th anniversary celebration.

To Any Soldier

Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

Meet Kathryn Watson Quigg, the author of To Any Soldier, a Novel of Vietnam Letters. Kathryn will talk about the novel and several of the letters from the book will be performed by local actors!

A Panel Discussion with Larry Hines and James R. Wilson

Thursday, May 18 at 7:00pm
Lobby of the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

Patrick Torres (RLT Artistic Director) will interview Larry Hines, a Red Cross Volunteer or “Donut Dolly” in Vietnam from 1968-69, and James R. Wilson a journalist and Army press officer in Vietnam and author of Landing Zones: Southern Veterans Remember Vietnam, to breathe real life experiences into the characters of A Piece of My Heart. No ticket or reservation required.

Ticket Information

Tickets available now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Group sales will also be available from the box office.

Tickets for A Piece of My Heart are also available now as part of a Sutton Series membership. Learn more about Season Memberships.

Ticket prices (including taxes):

  • Adults: $24
  • Seniors/Students: $20
  • First Sunday: $15 for all

Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.

Cast List

Leeann
Emily Christine Steinhoff James
Maryjo
Dara Lyon Warner
Steele
Jacqueline Allene Deas-Brown
Whitney
Jean Higgins Jamison
Martha
Laura J Parker
Sissy
Elaine Quagliata
Man
Matthew Tucker

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, May 14, performance at 3pm will be described.