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Dubuque, IA 52004-1377

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Fly-By-Night Productions (FBNP) announces auditions for Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart at 7:00 pm at the Keystone AEA, 2310 Chaney Rd. Dubuque, Iowa on November 8 & 9. There are roles for five women and one man, doubling in all men’s roles. The ability to play various ages is preferred. Ages shown below are the ranges the characters go through in the play. The women also play roles in each other’s stories.



MARTHA: 22-42 Strong self-composed, self-disciplined, military bearing

MARYJO: 17-37 Bubbly personality Texas accent, comedienne quality

PLAYS GUITAR/SINGS (not necessary to be a virtuoso at either)


SISSY: 20-40 Feminine, outgoing warmth of personality 


WHITNEY: 21-41 Aristocratic bearing, Vassar College graduate 

STEELE: 35-55 Strong military bearing, intelligent, outgoing, sense of humor, a pragmatist 

THE AMERICAN MEN: 18-60 One man doubles in all men’s roles


A Piece of My Heart, by Shirley Lauro, is a true drama of the women who served in the Vietnam War. Six women share their point of view and their true stories before, during and after serving in the Vietnam War. The stories haunt, the memories are vivid, as the women struggle to make sense of the war that irrevocably changed them.


Performances: January 28, 29, 30 & February 4, 5, 2022


For info and/or to borrow a perusal script contact:

Lenore Howard (Director) 563-581-0178 or


This play is in partnership with the Dubuque Museum of Art for its exhibition:

Vietnam: The Real War (November 13, 2021-February 6, 2022)



Our shows are performed in the Bijou Room, Five Flags Civic Center, 4th & Main Streets, Dubuque, IA (as mapped below),