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Emotional 'Piece of My Heart' on display at Bowie Playhouse

Emotional 'Piece of My Heart' on display at Bowie Playhouse

The Vietnam War claimed an estimated 58,000 American lives. Fifty years after an enemy campaign in the war racked up staggering U.S. casualties in 1968, the Bowie Community Theatre is offering a brave production of Shirley Lauro’s “A Piece of My Heart,” honoring the unsung women who served.

Based on oral histories, Lauro’s powerful drama premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in 1991, and has been performed in an estimated 2,000 times since.

The play’s timeline spans two decades in the lives of an Army intelligence officer, an American Red Cross volunteer, a Navy nurse, two Army nurses and an entertainer. Produced here by the theater’s president, Brad...

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