PCC Center for the Arts
Pima offers free performance of Vietnam War tribute for vets
Pima Community College will present a special performance of the powerful drama, “A Piece of My Heart” on Veterans Day. The play is a tribute to veterans, especially the women who served in the Vietnam War.
Veterans are invited to attend a free special performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, before the show’s official opening night.
The performance will be in the West Campus Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Rd. Seating is limited; to reserve a seat, contact the CFA box office, 206-6986.
Based on true stories, “A Piece of My Heart” by playwright Shirley Lauro, follows six women serving in the chaos of combat. The award-winning work been praised as “the nation’s most enduring theatrical production that deals with the Vietnam War,” according to the Vietnam Veterans of America organization. The complex and emotionally intense play has been produced more than 1,000 times in the U.S. and abroad.
Adding to the experience
A photographic exhibit of an armed helicopter platoon during the 1968 Tet offensive by Jason Stone will also be on display. A playback of Stone’s documentary film, “The Shadows of Men,” will run in the Black Box foyer. Stone is a former PCC student and a retired PCC staff member.
Directed by Nancy Davis Booth, regular performances of “A Piece of My Heart” begin Thursday, Nov. 13 and continue through Nov. 23. Tickets for regular performances are $15.