All-woman Performance Will Help Breast Cancer Patients

Vincent Scarpinato, MD, Southern Ohio Medical Center and the Portsmouth Little Theatre will present “The Story Goes On…,” an all-woman performance in song and dialogue that reveals many inspiring moments among the lives of women with breast cancer.

The production will be a fundraiser for the SOMC Breast Cancer Patient Compassion Fund, held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at Portsmouth Little Theatre, 1117 Lawson St.

Tickets are $25 each and available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the SOMC Cancer Center, 1121 Kinneys Lane. Cash or checks are accepted. The Breast Cancer Patient Compassion fund helps local cancer patients in financial need.

“While there are often resources for breast cancer patients, there are still many who have a critical need and fall through the cracks,” Dr. Scarpinato says. “Some can’t even afford to travel a few miles to get their treatment. This production will raise funds to help those people.”

Dr. Scarpinato said he has produced the show in New York as a fundraiser for breast cancer causes and it has proven to be a very inspirational experience. Locally, musical direction will be by Linda Tieman, with set design by Eric Armstrong.

“This is a moving, funny, wonderful presentation about women with breast cancer expressing themselves and their emotions over the many facets of their lives,” he says. “We’re hoping to raise awareness not only about the critical need to get a mammogram, but how we can help those people less fortunate.”

The cast is comprised of amateur performers who will portray women affected by cancer. The castincludes Barb Glockner, Michele Imes, Grace Morgan, Olivia Morgan, Talitha C. Malone, Jessica Powell, D.O., Ashlee Ratliff and Stephanie Schaefer.

Seating at the theatre is limited and anyone interested is encouraged to purchase tickets early.