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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.