Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart is next up for West End Players
West End Players Guild’s 110th season continues with Shirley Lauro’s moving Vietnam War drama A Piece of My Heart, December 10-19 at the theatre in the Union Avenue Christian Church. Dani Mann directs a cast that includes Mara Bollini, Chelsie Johnston, Madison Jackson, Annalise Webb, Vicky Chen, Patience Davis and Shane Signorino.
A Piece of My Heart, one of the most acclaimed dramas to emerge from the Vietnam War era, tells the story of the war through the eyes of women who lived it. Four young military nurses, a Red Cross worker and a USO singer fly off to the war zone, full of hope and driven by their desire to serve. But the life they live there breaks their hearts and, for some, their lives. It’s a story that some may find uncomfortable to hear, but it’s also one you’ll never forget.
A Piece of My Heart will be presented in seven performances at 8 p.m. Thursday (second week only), Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays in the theatre at the Union Avenue Christian Church, 733 Union Boulevard in the Central West End. Tickets for all performances are now on sale at www.WestEndPlayers.org/tickets.
West End Players Guild this season will employ touchless ticketing, socially-distanced seating and indoor masking of all patrons and front-of-house staff and volunteers. For full details on our public health policies, please visit www.WestEndPlayers.org/covid-19-policies/.
Covid-19 policies for the 2021-2022 Season
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Get the scoop on WEPG’s Season 110
Okay, let’s try this one again. The Lost Year is behind us and the season that never happened is gone for good, but now our darkened theatre is lighting up once more. Join us for a new year of Big Theatre in a Small Space, with another exciting schedule of plays never or rarely seen in St. Louis. The season kicks off in September with Steven Dietz’s Bloomsday, an Irish time-travel romance (ever seen one of those?). In December, it’s Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart, one of the most compelling dramas of the Vietnam war era, looking at the war from a women’s perspective. In February, we present Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton. Can you guess who that’s about? And finally, in April, Martin McDonough’s The Lonesome West, the perhaps the darkest dark comedy you will ever see and certainly one of the funniest. Click here for a complete Season 110 rundown.