Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions has announced that it will present Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart Off-Broadway, a play that shines light on the women who served in the Vietnam War. Based on the true stories depicted in Keith Walker’s book of the same name, and spanning 20 years, the play follows six military and civilian women who served in Vietnam.
Directed by Reesa Graham, A Piece of My Heart is scheduled to play September 8–30 at the IATI Theater. Producers have partnered with non-profit Hope for Warriors for the New York staging, with 20 percent of ticket sales going towards the organization in support of veterans.
“While the play takes place nearly 50 years ago, the parallels to our current society and political climate are profound,” said Little Spoon, Big Spoon co-Founder Chelsea J. Smith in a press statement. “Subjects such as race, rape in the military, drug use, PTSD, affects of chemical warfare, and accountability are all tackled.”
“Through the horrors of warfare, these women form an unbreakable bond which underscore the brotherhood in our military,” adds Little Spoon, Big Spoon co-Founder Randa Karambelas.
The cast will be made up of Chelsea J. Smith, Danny Grumich, Marlowe Holden, Randa Karambelas, Reese Antoinette, Samantha Aneson, and Sue Kim.
The production will feature scenic design by Jeff Modereger, costume design by Somie Pak, lighting design by Timothy Parrish, sound design by Megan Culley, stage management by Ashton Kamphuis, dramaturgical support by Rachel Ely, electrical support by Elizabeth M. Stewart and Danielle Varcasia, and production assistance by Elena Kaye.
The IATI Theater is located at 64 East 4th Street, New York. Tickets can be purchased here.