Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-04-02

Samford University Theatre will present the compelling Vietnam War era drama, "A Piece of My Heart," April 10-13.

The work by Shirley Lauro tells the true stories of six women in Vietnam, and their struggle to make sense of a war that changed them and a nation that shunned them. Roles include three nurses, one USO entertainer, one Red Cross worker and an intelligence officer.

Samford senior theatre major Kelly Knowlton directs the ensemble cast of six females and one male, who are all on-stage the entire show.

,p>Cast members include Adrienne Brown, Justine Davis, Kathryn Francisco, Annie Hackney, Lydia Myers and Kelli Winn. Daniel King portrays "All the American Men." Sevy Foster is stage manager.


Show times are 7:30 p.m. April 10-12, and 2:30 p.m. on April 13. Admission is $10 adults, $8 senior adults and $6 students/children. Tickets are available at: For information, call (205) 726-2853.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.