CJ's drama department is trying something new with this year's fall play. Instead of doing a light hearted comedy like The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet or The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, they chose a play with a more serious tone. The play A Piece of My Heart is the first drama the CJ has put on since The Crucible in 2008.
This play tells the story of five women (played by Madeline Brown’13, Jennifer Meier’14, Catherine Grady’15, Laura Bullock’15, and Tabitha Jordan-Nickles’16) and their experiences as nurses during the Vietnam War. The story of these women begins before their departure for Vietnam, follows the five women through their tours of duty, and then shows how the women attempt to find where they belong once they return home. This play will be heartfelt, emotional, and an educational experience for those who do not know very much about this period in time. Kate McFadden 14', who has been in five CJ productions says, "I think the CJ community will like that this is a more serious show, which no one has seen before on the stage during their time at CJ. It's such a beautiful show. "
Being in a CJ production is a huge commitment. The cast and crew spend lots of their time learning their lines and practicing their parts on stage. Jenny Meier’14, a four year theatre veteran says, “You basically have to put your life in a whole new order and each person in the cast has to take a little part of their daily life to put into the show to make it as amazing as the people themselves.”
Let’s support our drama department and admire the hard work put in by our peers and go see the play!
By: Emma Mills '13
This story was first published in the October 2012 issue of The Ludlow Street Journal, CJ's official student newspaper.
A Piece of My Heart is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Because of wartime themes and reflections, the play is not recommended for young children.
- Thursday, Oct. 18 -- 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 20 -- 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 21 -- 2 p.m.
On sale in the performing arts office beginning Monday, Oct.15.
- Adult $8
- Student $5