College of the Canyons theatre department will present its production
of Shirley Lauro’s “A Piece of My Heart” beginning Friday, Oct. 6, at
the Black Box Theater.
by Erin McBride Africa, the play is based on the true stories of six
women who were sent to Vietnam, an experience that would irrevocably
change their lives forever.
According to the U.S. Department of Defense, approximately 7,500 women served on active military duty during the Vietnam War.
is a show asking us to bear witness to what these brave women lived
through,” said McBride Africa. “We’ve had a number of people from the
community come in and share their experiences with the cast. It has a
tremendous learning experience for us all.”
its premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1991, it has enjoyed more
than 1,000 productions in the U.S. and abroad. It has recently been
named "The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation” by The Vietnam
Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct., 6, 7, and 14; matinees are scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 and 15.
The cast and crew is comprised solely of College of the Canyons theatre students.
General admission tickets are $12. Tickets for students and seniors are $6.
The college’s theatre department is offering free tickets to high school history teachers and their students.
Friday, Oct. 13, a special performance will be held for local veterans,
which will include a talkback and reception. Tickets to the 8 p.m.
performance and reception are free, however seating is limited. Advance
reservations are required.
college’s theatre department is also offering free tickets to high
school theatre and social study teachers and their students to select “A
Piece of My Heart” performances.
For all ticket requests and reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit the PAC website.
About the COC Theatre Department
of the college’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, the Theatre
Department offers a highly regarded transfer program with three degree
options available to students in the field. Students interested in
attending a performance or learning more about the program are
encouraged to send an email to email@example.com.
more information, visit the department's website or Facebook page.