NOT ALL WOMEN WORE LOVE BEADS IN THE 60'S: Shirley Lauro's A PIECE OF MY HEART is the story of 6 women - before, during and after the Vietnam War. Based on Keith Walker's book of the same name, the play is a collage of imagery pinpointing the significant moments in each woman's journey. The reality of the play occurs at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall in Washington, DC. At the moment of the dedication, memories come flooding back, transporting the audience to the beginning. We see 6 women make the choice to serve and the consequences of those decisions on the course and direction of their lives. They return different people who must reconcile their need to serve humanity with the horrors they experienced during war. It is apiece 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.