"The actresses inhabit their roles effortlessly, each a portrait of unique experience from very different social backgrounds...Graham’s direction deftly combines nuance with attack, wrestling with tough material from a deeply personal perspective. This play throws you back in your seat. It is intense...As the characters trace a dizzying path across stage in the steady build of the action, you feel the war...'A Piece of My Heart' is a cathartic and deeply moving piece of writing." Full Review
“What's remarkable about this production is how immediately urgent it feels, how presently now each moment is…Graham conducts this symphony of the unsung women with grace and subtlety…‘A Piece of My Heart’ isn't an easy play to watch - but it is an essential play to witness. When an ensemble works together so well, shares the space so generously, and moves and speaks with full trust of the support of every player, it's quite beautiful to watch.” Full Review
See it if you want to learn about the role of the many unsung heroines of the Viet Nam War; want to see a dramatic story with some very intense scenes
Don't see it if details of the Viet Nam War will bother you, don't want an intense drama which might bring a tear to your eye
See it if You want to see an amazing performance by some fantastic actors. You want to hear about women who served in Vietnam
Don't see it if You want a light and fluffy performance. You are not interested in hearing about women who served in Vietnam and their challenges.
See it if You have an interest in the Vietnam war, specifically the role women played. You like plays about real stories. Very powerful and emotional.
Don't see it if You want something light hearted and fun. This is dark and intense, about war.
See it if you are a fan of series China Beach, are a veteran, historian, someone eager to witness chapter in Vietnam history not frequently explored
Don't see it if you have post traumatic stress disorder as there are moments and sound effects that recreate war explosions. you want something light.
See it if want to see some terrific performances by a female driven production with intense and heavy themes. Very moving. Left me emotional.
Don't see it if Weighty themes turn you off. It is set during Vietnam war, afterall.
See it if You're up for a riveting, touching & intense evening of bravura performances from an amazing female ensemble (plus 1 male) superbly directed
Don't see it if Sharp, real & raw honesty onstage is too disturbing, or if opinions of 'Nam and/or women—in life, in war—are set in stone. By all means, go.
See it if you want to see a great ensemble of women actors deliver strong immersive performances about women's experiences during and after serving.
Don't see it if You're not interested in Vietnam, women-centered dramas, if frank discussion of severe war injuries and deaths is too much for you.
See it if Powerful, eye-opening, visceral experience of service women both during and after the war. The audience was in tears.
Don't see it if You are not interested in intense war stories, and their lifelong human impacts.
See it if you appreciate strong drama with personal stories & political issues;women's war stories with actors as multiple characters;creative staging
Don't see it if you're looking for a light / comedic play; you're not a fan of plays with political messages
See it if You want to recognize and understand the roles women played in the Vietnam War. It was poignant, based on true stories and a MUST SEE!!!
Don't see it if You don't want to see an intense, emotionally troubling story. This is NOT light entertainment but sheds light on a different angle of war.
See it if You want something deep and meaningful with powerful performances by each character. And, love a small venue to experience it up close.
Don't see it if You are wanting to see something light and fluffy.
See it if you remember the Vietnam War or want to know about it. Flash though the experiences of women in a war zone both horrors & blessings.
Don't see it if you do not like long & sometimes seriously distressing plays. The theater is awkwardly designed, get there early to sit in the front row.
See it if you are interested in history and how it impacts generations. The timeliness of Vietnam compared to our current times was so needed.
Don't see it if Traumatic scenes are hard for you to watch. This show is chalk full of emotional drama. It could be triggering for some.
See it if you want to see fine actors portray the agony of the Vietnam war and the equally painful transition back to civilian life
Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for painful stories.Some of the frenetic moving about detracted from the words, and the play could have been shorter.
See it if You like intense stories that keep you engaged from beginning to end. Want real stories of women in Nam, with moving directing and acting
Don't see it if War stories bore you. If loud, over the top acting scares you
See it if you want to see women portrayed both before and after their wartime experiences in Vietnam by a fine cast
Don't see it if you already understand the pain and problems that took place overseas and after when the men and women returned to America
See it if Interested in the female service woman's experience of the Vietnam war; the play has a lot of heart and treats difficult subjects
Don't see it if At times excessive screaming in a very compact theater space; perspective is rather limited, leaning heavily patriotic with muted criticism
See it if You have never seen M.A.S.H. Or if ypu want to support a mostly female production tackling an important topic.
Don't see it if You dont enjoy shows about war and depression.
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