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USCHS Fall Play Pays Tribute to Vietnam War Nurses

Showings begin next week.

Clear your calendars next week for the Upper St. Clair High School fall performance, A Piece of My Heart, by Shirley Lauro.

Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 3. An early performance will also take place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4.

A Piece of My Heart is the story of six women—before, during, and after the Vietnam War. Based on Keith Walker’s book, the play is a collage of sound and imagery pinpointing the significant moments in each woman’s journey. The reality of the play occurs at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. At the moment of dedication, memories come flooding back, transporting the audience to the beginning. We see six young women make the choice to serve and the consequences of those decisions on the course and direction of their lives. They return as different people who must reconcile their need to serve humanity with the horrors they experienced during war. It is a piece about transcendence that deals with the themes of service, heroism, life, death, trauma, forgiveness, sacrifice, despair, depression, rejection, friendship and rebirth. A Piece of My Heart features the unsung heroes often overlooked in history until now.

All tickets are general admission seating: $7/adult, $5/students, $3/non-USC senior citizens, and $0/school staff and USC senior citizens with valid ID or gold/silver card.

The box office not open prior to show nights. Based on past experience with the fall play, there should be adequate seats available for the evening performances.

Advanced purchase is recommended for the Nov. 4 matinee, which will likely sell out.

The box office will be open one hour prior to the start of each show.

In addition, the student actors received a packet of tickets to sell to interested customers.

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