Infinite Variety Productions is set to perform the compelling and captivating historical play, ‘A Piece Of My Heart’ by Shirley Lauro.
Set with the backdrop of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Plaza (55 Water Street), the show will take place October 10th, 11th and 12, starting at 5:30pm.
The late afternoon will be filled with a beautiful sunset, hot drinks and a night of theatre that makes a difference.
Admission is free. Seating is limited. To reserve seating email:
Thousands of women volunteered to go to Vietnam during the
war. As no official list was kept, an exact number will never be
known. Their stories have barely been told. We plan on changing that. ‘A Piece Of My Heart’ is based on 26 interviews with women who were in Vietnam. Ms. Lauro’s play shows the friendships made during war, the love that is needed to survive and the ways people cope when their world is falling apart.
Thursday October 10th @ 5:30 PM
Friday October 11th @5:30 PM
Saturday October 12th @ 5:30 PM*
IVP’s “A Piece Of My Heart” will then be heading to Arlington for the 20th anniversary of The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation this upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend. The performances will be at The Women In Military Service For America Memorial.
* Saturday's performance will include a talkback with some of the women who were in Vietnam during the war.
ASHLEY ADELMAN, DANIELLE BECKMANN, JAKE CULLENS, LARISSA DZEGAR, ELIZABETH MCNELIS, MARIA MAKENNA, & PETOL WEEKES.
DIRECTED BY: NORMA MEDINA
ORIGINAL STAGING BY: BRIDGET LEAK
STAGE MANAGER: CARINA DON
LIGHTING: MICHAEL MEGLIOLA
SET: AARON SHECKLER
PRODUCERS" ASHLEY ADELMAN & PETOL WEEKES
About the Company: Infinite Variety Productions
Infinite Variety Production's mission is: To create opportunities for female artists. To voice the words of unnoted storytellers. To broaden the public purview one audience at a time.
Infinite Variety Productions was started by Ashley Adelman and Maria Makenna, who have been working in the New York theatre scene for several years.
After finishing prestigious acting programs at The Actors Studio Drama School, NYU TISCH and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, they eagerly entered the scene, hoping to become a part of something that would have a real impact on the world around them. They soon discovered that the best way to be a part of something important is to create it.
Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit", their first production, opened to great acclaim in June of 2011 at Theatre For The New City. It was theatre that incited real conversation! The ladies were inspired to tackle their next project, Shirley Lauro's "A Piece of My Heart". The play,based on true stories of women who served in Vietnam, opened on Veteran's Day 2011 at The Tank Theatre to sold out performances. The Living Theatre, after seeing the show asked the women of IVP to bring the play to their theatre in February!
IVP was even honored by several women who had served in the war, who graciously agreed to a talkback following the show. The stories these women told reinforced what Ashley and Maria had begun to understand: too many of these stories have gone unheard. IVP is looking forward to telling many more.