Sunday, March 21, 2004

Cast of NKU's 'Piece' got advice from experts

By Jackie Demaline
The Cincinnati ENquirer

Northern Kentucky University theater department's production of A Piece of My Heart, about American nurses in Vietnam, comes with plenty of expert advice from Northern Kentucky residents:

Paul Webster Sr., father of graduating NKU acting student Paul Webster Jr., talked to the cast about the experience of being a soldier in Vietnam. Ruth Marks was a nurse stationed in Tokyo during the Vietnam conflict and worked on soldiers returning from the Tet Offensive.

Amy Alexander, mom of cast member Elizabeth Alexander, is an emergency room nurse and talked about emergency medicine. NKU theater student Liz Goins, who has just returned from serving as a medic in Iraq, talked about her experiences and military procedures.

A Piece of My Heart opens Thursday and continues through April 4 in the Black Box Theatre in NKU's Fine Arts Center.

Performances are 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. For reservations and information, call the box office at (859) 572-5464.

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