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.

Director: Mia Self

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

Emily Christine Steinhoff James
Dara Lyon Warner
Jacqueline Allene Deas-Brown
Jean Higgins Jamison
Laura J Parker
Elaine Quagliata
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.