A Piece of My Heart (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company)
East Village

A Piece of My Heart (The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(5 Reviews)
Members say
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant

About the Show

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company presents this drama, based on true stories, about six courageous women who were sent to Vietnam, and their struggles to make sense of the war that irrevocably changed them.

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Member Reviews (5)

Ambitious, Cliched, Thought-provoking, Slow, Loooong

See it if you like the structure of a war story (Vietnam) told thru several characters' (nurses') eyes. APOMH tried hard, but it was clunky.

Don't see it if you require a polished performance. Most of the acting is solid, but the staging and lighting was not. Using the sound sticks added little. Read more

Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Ambitious, Dated

See it if you can sit through 2 1/2 hours of a rather dated play about the effects of the Viet Nam war on Army nurses. Engaging in act 1.

Don't see it if you don't want to learn more about the effects of the Viet Nam war on female nurses, and the resulting PTSD. Sad story but a bit overdone

Critic Reviews (1)

October 23rd, 2017

"The play touches on all the myriad aspects of the Vietnam War...Her inclusion of the stories of LeeAnn and Steele is particularly important as it was only in recent years that veterans of color have been depicted at all, and even more rare are the stories of women of color in the military...All in all, this is an important piece detailing what cannot be absorbed in a history book, if military women's stories are in it at all."
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