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A Piece of My Heart Examines Impact of Vietnam War on Six Women

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.— A Piece of My Heart, which examines the impact of the Vietnam War on six women, runs November 15-17, 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., November 18, 8 p.m. at Prince George’s Community College in Hallam Theatre.  The play exposes today’s students to a conflict that divided another generation.    

“A Piece of My Heart was selected because today’s college age students from my perspective seem to know very little about the conflict in Vietnam,” said Gary Raymond Fry, Jr, assistant professor and theatre program director, Communication and Theatre Department. “I hope the play sparks conversation between a younger generation and older generation to share, compare, and contrast their feelings about war,” he added.  

The production will seat the audience on and near the stage to bring them closer to the actors.  Creating a more intimate setting in the theatre is meant to focus the audience on the six unique experiences of the women in Vietnam. 

A Piece of My Heart is presented by the Communication and Theatre Department at Prince George’s Community College. Tickets are $10 for general admission. Prices are $5 for seniors and Prince George’s Community College students and employees. For more information, call 301-322-0920. 

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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